Criminal Justice

More Than a Dozen Relatives Looking to Speak at Whitey Bulger Sentencing

84-year-old faces life in prison


More than a dozen relatives of James "Whitey" Bulger's murder victims hope to testify at the convicted mob boss' sentencing hearing in November, U.S. prosecutors told a judge on Tuesday.

Bulger, 84, faces the possibility of life in prison after being convicted last month of 31 criminal counts, including 11 murders he committed or ordered while running Boston's notorious "Winter Hill" crime gang in the 1970s and 80s.