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Whitey Bulger won't talk, considers trial a sham, lawyer says

Whitey Bulger won't talk, considers trial a sham, lawyer says

BOSTON -- Whitey Bulger sat in court as he was called a rat, Satan, a coward, a punk, a psychopath, a bag of jailhouse rags and some other terms not suitable for mention in a family newspaper, and after all that, decided to keep silent. The Boston mobster, captured in Santa Monica in 2011 after 16 years on the run, indicated in the first day of a two-day sentencing hearing that he would not speak, a disappointing turn of events for some who had wanted to hear his side of events. Bulger considers the trial a sham, lawyer Jay Carney said outside the courthouse, and thus does not want to participate. His decision capped an emotional day of testimony from families of Bulger’s...

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