James 'Whitey' Bulger Trial to Begin in Boston

Prosecutors plan to call mob figures, including his former partner, Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi.
1:50 | 06/03/13

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Jury selection begins tomorrow in the trial of infamous mobster Whitey Bulger prosecutors in Boston say Bulger played a role in at least nineteen murders over two decades. And because of -- notoriety the legal insiders point out that choosing jurors who can remain impartial. -- be a huge challenge the judge meets with lawyers for last minute pretrial motions later on today. This is going to be a fascinating trial the story is just so layered it's just so amazing that means -- a thing they've made a movie about about this guy and. Several -- several -- is just incredible at the time it this is the kind of this is the folklore of Boston and for ever it is known for that so right the Irish -- 675. People going to be summoned to. This financial jurors because his connections has so well known for so many decades -- so many people in that area that it's almost impossible to find somebody who who hasn't -- -- moment. Everybody -- everybody even the younger generations who -- really he's just like. Like I said it's folklore in Boston and the prosecution is apparently -- Call some questionable witnesses their gonna called mobsters to the stand to talk about white -- involvement in a lot of these crimes. And this is something that the defense will clearly attacked their credibility but here just some of the names being floated. The right -- which is apparently serving a ten. In the year. A life sentence for ten murders that he admitted to it right format in Iowa and as Stephen. Let me is his name John Carano who are also admitted to killing twenty people. And then -- -- -- who is a former lieutenant who eventually led authorities to. Half a dozen bodies you're talking about all kinds of -- characters up there aren't any kind of character lawyers say this could last three months and testimony can easily go into September. Not surprised. -- TV stations and -- He got their work cut out for that.

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