Judge at “Whitey” #Bulger sentencing to allow victim impact statements from families of people whose murders mobster was not convicted of.
Whitey #Bulger brought into court for first day of two-day sentencing hearing wearing orange prison jumpsuit.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Convicted mobster James “Whitey” Bulger will face the families of his victims in court on Wednesday for the start of a sentencing hearing that will probably end with the ageing former Boston gang leader headed to jail for the rest of his life.
U.S. District Judge Denise Casper set two days for Bulger’s sentencing, the closing chapter in a case that saw the 84-year-old convicted in August of murdering 11 people following a two-month trial rife with bloody tales of gun-toting mobsters mowing down rivals and unlucky bystanders.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Attorneys for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev are due in court on Tuesday to argue against the restrictive terms of his confinement, which they say are impeding their ability to mount an effective defense.
The 20-year-old defendant is being kept separate from other prisoners at the facility west of Boston where he is being held awaiting trial and his lawyers have been ordered not to share messages from Tsarnaev with the outside world.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Mobster James “Whitey” Bulger, who was convicted of murdering 11 people during his brutal decades-long rule over Boston’s criminal underground, will face those victims’ families when they address the court at his sentencing hearing this week.
U.S. District Judge Denise Casper has set aside two days for family members of the people who were shot, strangled or killed in other ways by Bulger’s Winter Hill gang in the 1970s and ’80s to have their say before she sends the 84-year-old Bulger to prison, likely for the rest of his life.