BOSTON (Reuters) – Two days after President John F. Kennedy was slain on November 22, 1963, his young widow Jacqueline received a telegram from another widow, the wife of a Dallas policeman who had been assassin Lee Harvey Oswald’s other victim that day.
“May I add my sympathy to that of people all over the world,” reads the telegram, signed Mrs. J.D. Tippit, Dallas. “My personal loss in this great tragedy prepares me to sympathize more deeply with you.”
BOSTON (Reuters) – Convicted mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger will learn his fate on Thursday when a federal judge rules on a sentence for the man convicted in August of 11 murders in a sweeping racketeering trial.
Federal prosecutors have asked U.S. District Judge Denise Casper to impose two consecutive life sentences plus five years on Bulger, now 84, for his role running Boston’s Winter Hill crime gang in the 1970s and ’80s.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors called convicted mobster James “Whitey” Bulger a “sociopath” who reigned brutally over Boston in the 1970s and ’80s, and asked a judge on Wednesday to send the aging former crime boss to prison for the rest of his life.
Bulger, 84, sat quietly in court, dressed in an orange prison jumpsuit, having instructed his attorneys not to participate in the sentencing hearing, which one of his attorneys said Bulger regarded as “a sham.”