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Best Excuses From ‘Whitey’ Bulger Jury Selection

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James "Whitey" Bulger (Photo from U.S. Marshals Service)

James “Whitey” Bulger (Photo from U.S. Marshals Service)

Bulger Trial

BOSTON (CBS) — Jury selection is underway in the James ‘Whitey’ Bulger trial.

Throughout the trial, you can follow the action with reporters’ tweets inside the courtroom.

Below are some of the more remarkable tweets from WBZ-TV’s Jim Armstrong and WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Carl Stevens, from Monday’s jury selection.

The tweets include excuses potential jurors gave as to why they could not serve on the jury.

 U.S. District Judge Denise Casper accepted some excuses and others, she did not.

Bulger, 83, the former leader of the Winter Hill Gang, is accused of a long list of crimes, including participating in 19 killings. He fled Boston in 1994 and was one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives until he was captured in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011.

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