Here’s reaction from victims’ relatives, as well as WBZ-TV legal analyst Gerry Leone and WBZ’s Jim Armstrong who covered the entire trial.
Some families of James “Whitey” Bulger’s victims called the sentencing “anti-climatic” while others said the sentence brought them closure.
Here’s one case where quick execution is the right thing to do in every way.
A prosecutor called James “Whitey” Bulger a “little sociopath” Wednesday as he urged a judge to sentence the infamous South Boston gangster to life in prison, but Bulger himself declined to speak.
Whitey Bulger will learn this week — how much time he’ll spend in prison.
For the families of 11 murder victims, the conviction of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger brought some sense of justice after decades of frustration. But for others, the jury’s decision was yet another denial of the peace they have long sought.
It’s a lesson in the danger of glorifying thugs, swallowing fraudulent Robin Hood stories, and valuing neighborhood or ethnic or even family ties over basic human decency.
Federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence Whitey Bulger to two consecutive life sentences, plus five years, saying he is “one of the most violent and despicable criminals in Boston history.”
Federal prosecutors say relatives of all 19 people gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was charged with killing should be allowed to speak at his sentencing hearing.
Prosecutors have told a judge that concerns that prosecutors will secretly seize assets of gangster James “Whitey” Bulger are unfounded.