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Right now new testimony getting under way in the murder trial of former Boston crime boss James Whitey Bulger.
The 83 year old is accused of participating in nineteen killings during the seventies and eighties while leading the notorious winter hill gang.
Including the stepdaughter of his longtime sidekick Stephen the rifleman Flemmi.
Who was on the stand now he testified yesterday.
That -- strangled the young woman to death because she was using drugs and dropping their means when she got in trouble.
Soldiers also accused -- the drive by shooting death of former FBI informant Brian -- and and stand bystander Michael Donahue.
-- there has denied all the charges against him -- insists that he did nothing wrong.
Joining us now -- -- Fox News legal analyst and Doug burns a former prosecutor thank you both for being with us.
So as we said on the stand right now is Stephen -- he is known as the rifle man -- soldiers sidekick he testified yesterday that he watched.
Flat out Bolger strangle his own stepped order Fleming's own stepdaughter who apparently called him daddy from the time she was a toddler.
So under cross examination.
Let me knowledge that he had oral sex with this step daughter -- twice it says it was consensual and it was after she became a drug addict and a prostitute.
Did he tells -- of this case are still -- did it they're getting gruesome.
Guess what impact is -- -- have on the jury I think that it has a huge impact on the jury in the sense that they're going to be feeling start but not -- -- because he was there he submitted to all these crimes all these murders.
They're gonna put -- way for every now I know always -- older guys 83 years yes but he will still go away for life if not at the for ever after that.
Started this is a very.
Mutual defense case because hey he's 83.
Be he was on the -- for sixteen years.
And see you have to be from Mars not to know that as a juror even though of course announcements -- Used exactly in your mind however having said that the defense lawyer stood right up in the opening and said.
He's guilty of gambling extortion and drug dealing but not harder but not murder he didn't he didn't go until -- -- is.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Hey Whitey Bulger wants to take to degrade the idea that he was never an informant Iraq as they say and be that he never killed women.
That we'll keep them off the death penalty don't you think -- that which is that I think the ideas from a defense point of view that and I think it's actually more about his legacy than even the death penalty and you know -- -- except.
He's -- a legacy for a man is killed he -- by the way that he.
Was somewhat of -- Robin Hood of criminal smuggling -- series.
And that's part of the case -- -- -- that is what we're hearing you know that I that you these monsters they have their honor.
In their own little.
World and that's what he's trying to defend here and it's Friday and -- killing all these people women included.
For -- going on as crazy as it towns now when my caddie and it sounds crazy and they kill all of their criminals.
Just like about -- they're still human beings and then I.
-- -- -- I don't wrap up let's just go into a little bit about the testimony from yesterday I'll -- me also yesterday was bragging said the -- -- was bragging to him about the fact that he shot this mobster who turned into a rat he says it was a drive by shooting that he shot Brian howler and bring referenced earlier who had turned into an FBI informant.
I he has lots of I he's getting a lot of yes it is absolutely and as a prosecutor I love when people come in and talked and tell me every little last thing right -- other yeah.
Tell me everything which -- did.
And tell me in dubious snitch if you -- a constant I think distance is a good thing -- -- -- -- lying.
They always say tell the truth it's easier does it hangs together definitely yeah not -- -- have that kind of detail right and then the other prosecutorial argument of course is the standard rhetoric and you hear twenty different iterations of this.
We would have loved to have called the first -- librarians to tell you about the but they're not -- but nothing went wind but do you need to call a criminal things that I knew he was involved with -- and and then that's -- point I was saying that -- is not serving a life sentence let him plead guilty to ten there's himself so.
Credibility here of all the witnesses very questionable.
But you don't hang out with choir boys when your criminal you don't and so it makes sense that this personally coming -- in -- confessing to all these things.
And saying yeah and this and he -- -- -- but don't just devil's advocate patty Anne's point is the jury could theoretically not believe him.
Why what's gonna get the best -- -- -- -- off he got out of having the death penalty.
In exchange for his testimony that's right funny got a life sentences of the death penalty torture could -- all the -- and I don't think so I don't think -- I don't buy about for 12.
Aren't inch sting not ready to cut its real -- -- Thank you so much up for joining us and it's certainly very -- -- trial to follow if you have the stomach for -- and -- are.
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