Big Question at Bulger Trial: Will He Testify?

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
As lawyers for James "Whitey" Bulger begin calling witnesses to defend him, the big question is: Will he testify?

James 'Whitey' Bulger Drawing and Mugshot

BOSTON (AP) - As lawyers for James "Whitey" Bulger begin calling witnesses to defend him, the big question is: Will he testify?

Bulger is charged with playing a role in 19 killings during the 1970s and '80s when authorities say he ran the Winter Hill Gang.

Before the Boston trial, Bulger's lawyers said he was eager to tell his side. But since the trial began, they haven't said whether he would testify.

Some lawyers not connected to the case say Bulger has too much baggage to testify, including a criminal record and a reputation as an organized crime figure.

Others say the 83-year-old may decide he has nothing to lose. His lawyers have focused on trying to rebut prosecution testimony that he was an FBI informant for years.

The defense case begins Monday.


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