Criminal Justice

Whitey Bulger Likely Getting Life Sentence

Boston mobster convicted earlier this year

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Convicted mobster James "Whitey" Bulger will face the families of his victims in court on Wednesday for the start of a sentencing hearing that will probably end with the ageing former Boston gang leader headed to jail for the rest of his life.

U.S. District Judge Denise Casper set two days for Bulger's sentencing, the closing chapter in a case that saw the 84-year-old convicted in August of murdering 11 people following a two-month trial rife with bloody tales of gun-toting mobsters mowing down rivals and unlucky bystanders.