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.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors on Thursday asked a judge to sentence convicted Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger to two consecutive life sentences plus five years, arguing that the man who was convicted of 11 murders “deserves no mercy.”
U.S. District Judge Denise Casper next week is due to sentence Bulger. The former leader of Boston’s Winter Hill gang was convicted in August after a trial that featured graphic accounts of gang members machine-guning rivals, beating up extortion victims and burying bodies in the dirt-floored basement of a South Boston home.