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But first from -- 3 o'clock in New York City the mob trial of Whitey Bulger.
And now that the prosecution has rested.
The case moves to the defense lawyers for the accused mob boss say yes he ran a multi million dollar criminal enterprise for decades.
Still they say he did not take part in any of those nineteen murders with which she's charged.
For now we do not know whether Whitey Bulger himself will take the stand.
The prosecution called some 63 witnesses many of whom paid -- -- colorful picture of life in Bulger is winter hill gang in South Boston.
Earlier this month one associate testified that Whitey Bulger wore a wig and a fake mustache to a double murder in 1982.
Driving a car that could -- smoke or an oil slick to help them get away.
And you'll remember that a man on the prosecution's witness list turned up dead on the side of the road nearly two weeks ago.
A lawyer for his ex wife says her family believes his death was not related to this trial.
But that is certainly not confirmed.
Meantime some witnesses claim Whitey Bulger also said in secret tips to the FBI.
And today the defense called -- former agency supervisor -- -- Whitey Bulger denied he was ever an FBI informant.
The fox -- chief correspondent Jonathan Hunt in studio that there's a chance now Bulger could testify in his own defense wants to think.
There is -- Johnson now it would be highly unusual -- -- defendant in this kind of case to actually take the stand.
Because of the possibility of being called up on cross examination.
But in this case.
Bulger is almost certainly going to jail for the rest of his life given his age already given the fact that his lawyers have admitted that yes he is guilty.
All of some of the -- so the thinking is that he may decide to take the stand to settle some schools.
He also according to former FBI agent bill -- Might want to do something to protect himself when he goes to prison listen.
You are -- -- -- the lowest thing and that they will send out everything they can to do -- with.
That route you'll exterminate that -- and so we want to do was trying to preserve himself when he's in jail because they get people in jail.
Is to make sure that he's gonna say no I was never an informant I never cooperated they may have said that but I didn't help them in any way.
Now -- attorney says his client will make the decision on whether to take the stand when all the -- Defense witnesses how.
Have been -- a total of sixteen possible witnesses to come so far the jury's not sequestered but that could change right yet the defense actually wants the jury to be sequestered during deliberations.
They say that the jury has to be protected from all the media coverage that this trial has attracted and in fact -- attorneys.
Wrote that quote the the coverage so far has quote extended far beyond the media recounting of testimony.
And have characterized the defendant.
In an extremely prejudicial.
-- the judge has not yet made a decision on whether the jury.
Will be sequestered but we do expect that decision to be made tomorrow -- All right Jonathan thanks let's bring in a former prosecutor and current defense attorney -- the fox news agency to be legal analyst Arthur -- dollar.
This thing's been interest and it's into -- but I'll tell you shepherded follows.
A path that was set in the -- I guess late eighties early ninety's.
With a big trial here in new York city of John -- and he was acquitted -- his first trial acquitted on his second trial I think the third.
And then his right hand man his partner -- Sammy the bull gravano.
Testified against him for the first time we're we're a really a big guy turned became a -- -- back then would bill -- was saying it was true back then you couldn't be Iraq you couldn't survive was part of the whole code.
But when he did it it made all right and shepherd the entire industry changed after that.
I can tell you there is barely a federal prosecution.
And -- to get organized crime -- any ads than any of facts -- scenario.
In federal court where there's not cooperating witness.
It is their MO it is how old they tried cases in federal court with cooperating witnesses in this case.
The guy's name is -- the rifle man flatly he testified for a week.
About two weeks ago.
Indeed tell about how the enterprise works about the homicides about where Bulger was about his both his role about -- old all his own role.
Stephen Flemmi is serving a life in prison sentence and when asked -- what do you expect to get.
Be for your testimony.
I don't know I'm just hoping for the best everybody hopes they don't die in jail.
What really means is the prosecutor decides at the end of this trial whether they'll make the motion to have -- sentence reduced.
Because of his cooperation and because of his testimony in this case do I think -- is gonna testify I highly doubt it.
Very rarely happens I don't think he's gonna go up there and settle any scores he's got different ways to settle scores -- All right so the next phase here and that jury sequestration.
I mean it makes sense that you want them -- The exact words company that makes sense that's what they should be asking for they use the right words to ask for the extreme.
Prejudicial impact on the jury.
This is -- case -- internationally known at this point.
It's gonna be everywhere on -- Blackberry ever -- -- forever everyone's galaxy for us.
So and that should not get into the jurors' minds and -- body heat they know what happened in the Zimmermann case they know what those jurors were subjected to a people agree to disagree.
That should be taken out of the equation and he's gonna get convict eleven to convince them of the -- -- the trial now what people write a blog excellent he'll take the stand we want to we will see if he does or -- will be adjusting and them.
We'll equipment thank mr.
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