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Relatives Of Bulger’s Victims Finally Have Their Say In Court

This courtroom sketch depicted James "Whitey" Bulger during the first day of his racketeering trial on June 12. (Margaret Small /AP)

This courtroom sketch depicted James “Whitey” Bulger during the first day of his racketeering trial on June 12. (Margaret Small /AP)

In Boston federal court today, 84-year-old former South Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger came face-to-face with the relatives of those he was convicted of killing.

Bulger was convicted in August of taking part in 11 murders while running a massive criminal enterprise for decades, and on the first day of his sentencing hearing today family members of his victims finally got their opportunity to address him. And they did not hold back. Bulger was described variously as a coward, a rat, a punk and even Satan during the emotional hearing.

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Asma Khalid, WBUR reporter

 


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