Crime

Whitey Bulger Will Not Take Stand

Calls trial "a sham"

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James "Whitey" Bulger revealed Friday that he wouldn't be testifying in his own defense, but he said the decision was "involuntary" and that his racketeering trial was a "sham."

Defense attorney J.W. Carney Jr. met with Bulger on Friday morning and returned to the courtroom to tell Judge Denise Casper that he had finished presenting witnesses.

Bulger then told the judge, without the jury present, that he had decided not to testify "involuntarily."