November 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.
November 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.
August 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
August 12, 2013 The now-83-year-old Boston gangster could be sentenced to life because of the murder convictions.
August 9, 2013 Jurors are in the fourth day of deliberations on the fate of the Boston gangster, who is accused in 19 murders.
August 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.
August 2, 2013 Authorities say Stephen "Stippo" Rakes was poisoned by a man who owed him money and had no connection to James "Whitey" Bulger.
August 2, 2013 Called a "coward" by the wife of an alleged victim, Bulger said he would not testify because his trial was a "sham."
July 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.
June 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.
June 5, 2013 "When you want to get the devil, you have to go to hell to get your witnesses," says law professor Michael Cassidy. Among those who will be called to the stand in the infamous Boston gangster's trial will be Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi. He's serving a life sentence for 10 murders.
June 23, 2011 In the first hour of Talk of the Nation, the capture of James "Whitey" Bulger, and editorials and opinion pages on the future of U.S. forces in Afghanistan. In the second hour, how we measure time, and the documentary film, The Price of Sex.