Mass. prosecutors mull state charges vs. Bulger
FILE - This June 23, 2011 booking file photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger, who fled Boston in 1994 and was captured 2011 in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years on the run. A jury found Bulger guilty on several counts of murder, racketeering and conspiracy Monday, Aug. 12, 2013 in federal court in Boston. (AP Photo/ U.S. Marshals Service, File) Purchase photo reprints »
BOSTON — Prosecutors in Massachusetts plan to meet with their federal counterparts to determine whether murder or other charges can be brought against James “Whitey” Bulger or his associates at the state level now that his federal trial is over.
A spokesman for Suffolk’s district attorney says the office is “always looking for evidence that can help us investigate and prosecute” homicides.
Bulger was convicted Monday in 11 killings. He’s never been charged with murder in a Massachusetts court.
State prosecutors tell The Boston Globe Bulger’s associates could also face trial, including one who allegedly took part in several slayings but was never charged.
Meanwhile, a second juror has described the heated deliberations. Janet Uhlar, a nurse and author from Eastham, says it was hard making decisions when the only evidence was testimony from gangsters.