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Week In Review: Boston Strangler, Tsarnaev, Bulger

This courtroom sketch depicts Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev during arraignment in federal court Wednesday, July 10, 2013 in Boston. (AP/Margaret Small)

This courtroom sketch depicts Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev during arraignment in federal court Wednesday, July 10, 2013 in Boston. (AP/Margaret Small)

We discuss this week’s top stories, from new developments in the Boston Strangler case, to the arraignment of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, to chilling testimony from Kevin Weeks in the trial of admitted mobster James “Whitey” Bulger.

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Dante Ramos, deputy editorial page editor for The Boston Globe.

Nancy Gertner, Harvard Law professor and former federal judge for Massachusetts.

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 WBUR, “After almost half a century, law enforcement officials say they have new evidence virtually proving who killed the last victim in the Boston Strangler case. With the exhumation of Albert DeSalvo — who once admitted to the killings — from a Peabody cemetery Friday, police believe they will be able to confirm he killed Mary Sullivan in 1964. But rather than put to rest speculation surrounding the serial killings, the new genetic evidence and the way it was obtained are raising some questions.”

WBUR, “The 19-year-old Tsarnaev appeared somewhat indifferent and healthy despite his swollen face and what appeared to be a cast on his arm. As U.S. marshals led him into the courtroom in an orange jumpsuit and handcuffs, a woman believed to be a member of Tsarnaev’s family started to weep. During the hearing, Tsarnaev glanced at her and appeared to give her a lopsided smile.”

Radio Boston, “In federal court today, there was a dramatic outburst from James “Whitey” Bulger. It came during the second day of testimony from Kevin Weeks, a former bouncer and enforcer who once worked for the Boston mob boss. Bulger is charged with racketeering, extortion and 19 murders — and Weeks is the man who knew where Bulger buried the bodies because he helped him do it.”

 

 


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