Boston • Jurors at James "Whitey" Bulger's racketeering trial have heard testimony about how the crime boss killed and buried people. They heard and saw in clinical detail Wednesday how detectives unearthed the victims after Bulger's partners began turning on him.
There also was chilling testimony at the trial about a young man who probably still has no idea how close he came to being killed when he nearly stumbled over Bulger as the gangster buried corpses three decades ago beneath a busy highway on the south side of the city.
The jury was confronted Wednesday with dozens of gruesome photographs of dark holes and skeletal remains. A prosecution forensic expert, Ann Marie Mires, spent the day using the photographs to illustrate how she and teams of detectives dug up the remains of four of the 19 people who Bulger is accused of killing.