Whitey Bulger Appeal: Lawyer Says Bulger, Convicted of Murder and Racketeering, Will Appeal

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 12, 2013 Updated: August 12, 2013

James “Whitey” Bulger, found guilty on August 12 of murder, racketeering, and extortion, will appeal the verdict.

Jay Carner Jr., the defense lawyer for Bulger, said in a post-trial press conference that an appeal is forthcoming.

“I don’t think you’ve heard the last word from James Bulger,” said the lawyer, according to Charlie Kaye of CBS.

Bulger, the former Boston crime boss, has been convicted in a string of 11 killings and other underworld crimes.

The 83-year-old Bulger faces life in prison after being convicted Monday of committing or playing a role in the killings during the 1970s and ’80s while he led the Winter Hill Gang, Boston’s Irish mob.

Bulger was one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives after he fled Boston ahead of a 1994 indictment. He was captured in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011.

He is accused of shooting or strangling some of the victims himself. In other cases, he allegedly ordered the slayings or participated in some other way.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.