'Whitey' Bulger Potential Witness Poisoned, DA Says

Authorities allege that Stephen Rakes' iced coffee was laced with potassium cyanide.
2:49 | 08/02/13

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-- -- to announce that criminal charges have been filed in the debt that Stephen rakes. Today we didn't come moody CA and GT IH 69 -- separate. Was arrested and charged with attempted murder. This leading the police and unlawful disposition of human race he's being arraigned this afternoon at the -- district four. We allege that this defendant mr. moody intentionally put -- poison and the victims ice hockey. Drove around for several hours with mr. -- in his car and then -- mr. rakes his body in a remote location. Although the opposite the chief medical examiner has not yet completed. All of the toxicology testing needed to determine the cause of death. Through the course of the investigation we have developed probable clients to bring these charges. And begin the process of seeking justice for the family of Stephen rakes. Many you know the body of Stephen -- -- age 59. Of Quincy was found July 17. In a wooded area -- in Lincoln Massachusetts. It would no visible signs of trauma. He had no identification no cell phone or wallet on him. This office in conjunction with both the Lincoln police in the Massachusetts state police begin investigation. During which we develop significant evidence it is alleged that the defendant can -- lied to investigators during the west's of this investigation. Further alleged that -- had arranged a meeting with mr. -- in the afternoon of July 6 -- The two men had agreed to meet at the McDonald's and -- him. Mr. -- was lured to this meeting on the promise of a real estate deal which she could invest -- make a significant amount of money. Whether that deal did not in fact exist. -- purchased -- -- copies for both himself. And mr. rates for that meeting the alleged that the defendant to -- late one of those -- copies with two teaspoons. Of potassium cyanide. Mr. race we let further that mr. rates -- summit that copy mr. -- -- -- -- for several hours with mr. rakes in his car. On the evening of July 16. Alleged that he disposed of mr. -- his body -- -- mill street in Lincoln that was discovered the next day. I'd like to acknowledge the work back chief of homicide Adrian lynch as well as -- at Lincoln police department the leading the investigation. Any assistance provided by the -- him police department and a separate police and fire departments. We are focused today on the arrest and charging mr. community but -- thoughts remain with that vehemently Stephen rakes. Do you both do you believe this had anything to do with Whitey Bulger the our investigation indicates that -- me act.

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