Tags: whitey bulger | trial | jury

'Whitey' Bulger Trial Jury Hears From Gang's Survivors, Victim's Relatives

Friday, 21 Jun 2013 07:25 AM

Jurors hearing the trial of accused mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger were in for another emotionally charged day on Friday as a survivor of his gang's attacks was taking the witness stand, along with family members of those who weren't so lucky.

Relatives of some of the 19 people Bulger is charged with murdering or ordering killed are expected to identify photos of their dead loved ones, Reuters reported. Frank Capizzi, who survived multiple shootings by the Winter Hill gang, was also due after U.S. District Judge Denise Casper granted him immunity from prosecution for anything said on the witness stand.

The trial took a tearful turn on Thursday with family members testifying about the intended and accidental victims Bulger's gang is accused of gunning down. Among them was Nancy Ferrier, who described the call to her house when she was 14 reporting that her father, Al Plummer had been shot in the face.

Urgent: Should the NSA Spy on Americans? Vote Here Now.

"I was home alone with my sister, my mother wasn't at home," Ferrier said, adding that the family was first told her father had survived the attack but later learned he had been pronounced dead on arrival at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Prosecutors are also preparing to submit as evidence the 700-page file that the FBI developed on Bulger in the years when the agency claims he served as an informant.

Through his attorney, Bulger denied ever being an informant, insisting that he paid a corrupt FBI agent for information but never provided any of his own.

Editor's Note: Get the Navy SEALs Cap – Celebrate Our Heroes

Bulger, now 83, has pleaded not guilty to all charges. If convicted, he faces the possibility of life in prison.

The accused gangster became one of Boston's most feared men in the 1970s and '80s before fleeing the city after a 1994 tip from the corrupt FBI agent that arrest was imminent. He evaded arrest for 16 years before law enforcement caught up with him living in hiding in Santa Monica, California on June 22, 2011.

His story inspired the Academy Award-winning 2006 film "The Departed."

Related story:

Johnny Depp: Whitey Bulger Role Off After 'Black Mass' Contract Dispute

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Johnny Depp: Tokyo Attack by 'Chupacabra' Kept Me From News Conference

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 16:53 PM

Actor Johnny Depp is making light of missing a press conference in Tokyo by joking that he was attacked by a mythical cr . . .

Bound Brook Teens' Shoveling Venture Squashed by Cops During Storm

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 15:48 PM

Social media has helped shine a national spotlight on two teens in Bound Brook, New Jersey, who were stopped by police w . . .

Michelle Obama's Lack of Headscarf During Saudi Trip Angers Critics

Wednesday, 28 Jan 2015 15:19 PM

Michelle Obama is facing a barrage of criticism after appearing without a headscarf during an appearance in Saudi Arabia . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved