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November 7, 2013

Prosecutors seek 2 life sentences for Bulger

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Bulger’s “horrific crimes and sadistic behavior ... demonstrate that he deserves no mercy at the time of sentencing,” prosecutors wrote.

During the trial, Bulger’s lawyers strongly denied a claim by prosecutors and Bulger’s former partner that he was a longtime FBI informant who ratted on the Italian Mafia and other crime groups.

Bulger did not testify. In response to questions from the judge, he called the trial a “sham” and said he decided not to testify because the judge had prohibited him from presenting a defense using his claim that he had received immunity for his crimes decades ago from a now-deceased federal prosecutor.

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