AARON HERNANDEZ TRIAL: Watch Court Live | Trial Latest |  Who's Who In The Case


Lawyer For Whitey Bulger Says He Needs More Time To Review Documents In Case

View Comments

BOSTON (AP) — Mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s lawyer says he’ll seek a delay of Bulger’s trial.

Defense attorney J. W. Carney Jr. told Magistrate Judge Marianne Bowler in court Monday that he’ll file a motion asking to push back the trial until at least May. It’s now scheduled for March.

Carney said the defense can’t possibly finish reviewing the massive volume of documents in the case by then. More than 300,000 documents have been turned over by prosecutors.

The former leader of the Winter Hill Gang is accused of participating in 19 murders. He fled Boston in 1994 and remained one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives until his capture in Santa Monica, Calif., last year.

Carney Jr. has said Bulger will testify about his claim he was given immunity to commit crimes while he was an informant.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 4,134 other followers