U.S. authorities moving mobster ‘#Whitey’ #Bulger today, according to Bureau of Prisons. No word yet on where to.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Lawyers for mobster James “Whitey” Bulger on Wednesday said they plan to appeal his August conviction on charges including 11 murders, less than a week after a U.S. judge sentenced the former leader of Boston’s “Winter Hill” gang to two consecutive life terms in prison.
In a brief, two-page filing in U.S. District Court in Boston, Bulger said he was appealing the jury’s verdict that found him guilty of 31 of 32 criminal counts, including racketeering, extortion and drug dealing.
BOSTON (Reuters) – A Massachusetts man facing charges of sexually abusing 13 children, including a newborn, offered on Wednesday to have himself castrated in exchange for a lighter prison sentence.
John Burbine, 50, was arrested in September 2012, and faces 100 criminal counts related to sexual assault of children, ranging in age from 8 days to 3-1/2 years, to whom he gained access through his wife’s unlicensed day-care business.