Piercing words from victims families during day one of Bulger sentencing

By: Melissa Randall


Twitter: @MelissaARandall

The words coming from the families of Whitey Bulger's victims were piercing. The looks were even more menacing. They stared right at the mobster at his sentencing Wednesday and described their pain and anger while daring the 84–year–old to look them in the eye.

James “Whitey Bulger” arrived at the Boston Federal Court House and made it clear he had nothing to say. The mobster thought his trial was a sham.

“From his perspective he did not receive a fair trial because he was not able to put forward everything he could have told about the corruption and about the immunity agreement he had reached with the federal prosecutors,” said J.W. Carney Jr., Bulger's defense attorney.

Family members of 12 murder victims got the last word. The judge allowed all to speak regardless of whether their case was proved at trial. Several of them demanded Bulger to look at them, but all were unsuccessful.

“I said if I could have strangled him with my bare hand, the way he did my sister…” said Steven Davis whose 26-year-old sister, Deborah, was among the victims.  

Prosecutors are seeking two consecutive life sentences. Bulger will be sentenced Thursday morning.


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