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Whitey Bulger

Nov 14, 2013 — James "Whitey" Bulger has been sentenced to two terms of life in prison, to run consecutively, for his role in 11 murders. The 84-year-old is also being punished for racketeering and other crimes. Before announcing the sentence, Judge Denise Casper read aloud the names of Bulger's victims.
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Nov 13, 2013 — Relatives of those murdered by the Boston mobster, and others who believe their loved ones were his victims, confronted him in court. He'll be sentenced Thursday. Bulger, 84, is expected to spend the rest of his life in prison. He was convicted in 11 murders.
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Aug 13, 2013 — From dramatic farewells to stomach-turning testimony to a would-be witness who turned up dead, the trial of Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was something else. The mobster was convicted of 11 murders and multiple counts of extortion and money laundering
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Aug 12, 2013 — The now-83-year-old Boston gangster could be sentenced to life because of the murder convictions.
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Aug 9, 2013 — Jurors are in the fourth day of deliberations on the fate of the Boston gangster, who is accused in 19 murders.
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Aug 6, 2013 — Accused of 19 murders and racketeering, the infamous gangster has been on trial for nearly 9 weeks. Now 83, he was captured two years ago after 16 years on the run.
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Aug 2, 2013 — Authorities say Stephen "Stippo" Rakes was poisoned by a man who owed him money and had no connection to James "Whitey" Bulger.
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Aug 2, 2013 — Called a "coward" by the wife of an alleged victim, Bulger said he would not testify because his trial was a "sham."
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Jul 18, 2013 — Stephen Rakes said the gangster forced him — at gunpoint — to sell a liquor store. The cause of Rakes' death isn't yet known. Authorities say there were "no obvious signs of trauma." Rakes, who said he could speak for those who fear Bulger, was told this week he would not be called to the stand.
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Jun 12, 2013 — Accused of 19 murders and racketeering, Bulger was captured in California two years ago after 16 years on the run. Now he's getting his day in court.
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