Prosecutors have asked a judge to allow victim impact statements from family members of all 19 people Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was accused of killing, even though Bulger wasn’t convicted in every death.
The jury originally found Whitey Bulger responsible for 18 of the 19 murders in his indictment. They later reversed themselves on seven of them.
Boston Globe columnist and co-author of a book about James Whitey Bulger says he doesn’t see how Bulger can appeal Monday’s verdict.
The long process of bringing Bulger to trial ended in satisfaction for some of the victims, disappointment to others.
U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz says she hopes the verdict marks “the end of an era that was very ugly in Boston’s history.”
Attorneys for James ‘Whitey’ Bulger say they will appeal Monday’s verdicts.
Verdicts of the jury in the James “Whitey” Bulger case:
James “Whitey” Bulger was convicted Monday in a string of 11 murders and other gangland crimes but the jury could not come to an unanimous decision on the murder of Debra Davis.
The jury concluded that prosecutors proved that James “Whitey” Bulger was involved in 11 murders, didn’t prove his involvement in seven murders and couldn’t agree on one killing.
Key events in the life of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, who was convicted Monday by a jury that believed the mob boss took part in 11 slayings, finding him guilty of racketeering.