Transcript for James 'Whitey' Bulger of South Boston's Winter Hill Gang Found Guilty
And tonight, the verdict is in for the mobster, the master mind and the murderer who threatened the city of boston from the shadows for so many years. James "whitey" bulger was found guilty of 31 counts of murder and racketeering today. Abc's gio benitez has the verdict and the families who thought this day would never come. Reporter: Notorious "whitey" bulger unflinching as the verdict was read. Justice a long time coming, especially for the families of the 11 people he killed. After 31 years, after lot of fbi coverups, deceits and lies we finally have somebody guilty in the murder of my father. Reporter: "Whitey" bulger could teach the devil tricks. As a kid growing up in tough, south boston, he got the nickname whitey for his thick blonde hair. He was for the first time at 14. Years later he could serve time at alcatraz for armed robberies. Alcatraz was a huge part of his life. He maintained lot of relationships from people there. Reporter: He became the feared and ruthless boss. Boston what al capone was to chicago. What john god di was to new york. "Whitey" bulger had the fbi in his pocket. Reporter: In 1994, on a tip from a corrupt fbi agent, bulger learned he would be indicted and went on the run for 16 years, climbing to the top of the fbi's ten most wanted list. With him for the ride -- have you seen this woman? His girlfriend, catherine greg. And the fbi enlisted the public to track her down. A tip led police to santa monica. They led this life of retirees walking the beach, taking care of stray cats. Reporter: Now bulger will likely live out rest of his days behind bars. Gio benitez, abc news, new york.
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