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‘The Rifleman’ Takes The Stand; Potential Witness Found Dead

In this Thursday, June 6, 2013, file photo Stephen Rakes smiles after greeting an acquaintance outside the liquor store he once owned in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston. Authorities say Rakes, who was on the witness list for the racketeering trial of reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger, has died. The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office says Stephen Rakes was found dead Wednesday, July 17, 2013 about 1:30 p.m. in Lincoln, Mass., with no obvious signs of trauma to his body. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

In this Thursday, June 6, 2013, file photo Stephen Rakes smiles after greeting an acquaintance outside the liquor store he once owned in the South Boston neighborhood of Boston. Authorities say Rakes, who was on the witness list for the racketeering trial of reputed mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, has died. The Middlesex District Attorney’s Office says Stephen Rakes was found dead Wednesday, July 17, 2013 about 1:30 p.m. in Lincoln, Mass., with no obvious signs of trauma to his body. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A witness in the James “Whitey” Bulger trial is found dead and a former mobster takes the stand. We’ll have the latest on the case.

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