'Whitey' Bulger Jury Hears From Alleged Victims

Share
Copy

Assistant United States Attorney Brian Kelly stood up with one final redirect question for Donahue.

"Are you aware that the man who did the shooting of your husband is sitting right here, James Bulger?" Kelly asked.

"Yes,'' she answered.

When Donahue stepped down jurors heard from a Chinatown restaurant owner who described picking up a bag of money for Bulger. Barry Wong described being driven to a location by Weeks, asking for a man named "Charlie" and then leaving with a bag.

"Did you know what was in the bag?" Kelly asked.

"I didn't want to know, I didn't want to look, I didn't care,'' Wong told the court. "I gave it to Kevin."

Weeks, Wong testified, then pulled out $200. At first Wong told the court he protested, but then took the money.

"What the hell, 200 is 200,'' Wong told the court, which led to laughter.

That brief reprieve from testimony about bloodletting was followed by emotional testimony from Steve Davis, whose sister Debra Davis was murdered in the fall of 1981, prosecutors said, by Bulger and her ex-boyfriend Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi.

Flemmi, Weeks told the court this week, wrapped her face with duct tape and then kissed her on the forehead and told her she was "going to a better place." Davis was then strangled. Her teeth and hands were removed, according to Weeks' testimony, and her body dumped in a craggy section of the Neponset River with other victims of the Winter Hill Gang.

"She was a beautiful young woman,'' Davis told the court. His voice then began to shake with tears. "She was my best friend growing up. She had no enemies except for two…"

Those enemies were Flemmi and Bulger, Davis said.

Davis was 24 when he last saw his sister. His mother last heard from her on Sept. 17, 1981.

"My mother called me and told me 'something is wrong.' Debbie hasn't called her. I kept saying 'she'll be all right. She'll be all right,''' Davis told the court.

Flemmi was so diabolic about the slaying, Davis testified, he cried with the Davis mother and told her "I'm doing everything I can to find her."

Jurors also heard from a bookie who was forced to "pay rent" for his bookmaking business after Winter Hill Gang mobsters called him to a meeting in a room lined with plastic. That bookie, Kevin Hayes, said he was told that the plastic was to make the cleanup easier when he was shot in the head.

"I thought I was going to be shot in the head,'' Hayes told the court. Instead, he testified, he began paying rent to Bulger for $1,000 a week during the football season and the same amount monthly when the football season was over.

Page
  • 1
  • |
  • 2
null
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...