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Closing arguments underway in James Whitey Bulger is racketeering trial the judge granting each side up to three hours and fifteen minutes for closing arguments.
It's an explosive case that brought the reputed mobster face to face with former associates.
Victims' families and a former FBI agent to admitted taking payoffs for Bulger.
-- three year old has pleaded not guilty to participating in nineteen murders money laundering and other crimes so.
-- that Jeff gold a former prosecutor and -- a heat ascetic got far trial attorney thank you both for being with us.
So -- Jeff he is accused of participating in nineteen murders but his defense is focused very narrowly on refuting the charges that he killed two women.
And that he was an FBI informant.
Some analysts saying you know he's 83 and this is about the mafia honor code.
Which says you don't kill women and you know become a rat is this more about his reputation for him.
Well I mean I think the defense has been trying to portray him grandfatherly.
There was a big debate about whether he would testified he made a brouhaha -- said some sort of inappropriate things that he really wanted to testified you know he wasn't but.
There's there is a Rico case here in the recent -- Rico was invented so they can string together in nineteen murders plus all these other racquets in the same case some mountain of evidence against this.
Mobster we have a trial where Robert Duval the conceivably -- from the godfather is sitting occasionally in the back of the courtroom and watching.
This you have the defended.
Cursing at witnesses on the stand it's it's a major drama but in the end the state is going to convict him -- -- this jury is afraid to.
Yeah and -- that has been not quite a spectacle but in the midst of an all we have had witnesses testifying they -- him strangling these two women to death.
And that he was indeed talking to the FBI in secret for fifteen years.
-- witnessing him plotting or actually.
Committing some of these other murders.
Not evidence to convict.
I I definitely think that he is going down and I agree with the statement you made earlier is that.
I think the defense understands that there isn't overwhelming amount of evidence against this guy and that he's probably never gonna see -- light of day.
And that's been reflected in the defense strategy throughout the case.
I really think that the defense did spend.
Most of their time trying to refute allegations that this guy was a pet a -- -- an FBI informant are rats are a woman killer.
More than he was trying to refute the actual charges again it's ten -- He just doesn't want to go down like that not to mention that these crimes are not looked upon very favorably in prison.
He probably wants to live about the remaining years of his life in prison in a peaceful way if that's even possible -- I think that the defense.
Clearly understands -- going down.
All right and he could by the way I say that he is not going to testify in his own defense into the hole a trial as a sham so we will see what happens with those closing arguments.
-- -- crazy case going on California right now female college student at the University of California at Riverside.
Is accused of asking two different ex boyfriends to kill two other ex boyfriend's the woman is Barbara we'll she's 22.
A former boyfriend Dennis -- says during his four month relationship with her.
She asked him to kidnap and kill an -- -- instead he went to police they charge terror the case went public and then not Rex came forward and said.
Barbara -- asked you to kill -- acts.
Preliminary hearing today on this one -- a -- what do you make of this case.
-- I need to some cliche but hell hath no fury like a woman's gore and I mean.
Clearly this woman needs help she fell in love and she got down she was heartbroken and she didn't take it well.
But ultimately the prosecution will will need to prove.
That she solicit murder solicited these murders beyond a reasonable doubt and are they going to be able to do that.
The defense claims that there's no evidence that she had the specific content that these ex boyfriends.
What actually carry out the murder as well I'm gonna need to be able to prove that in order to make out their case that could be even.
You know she was just angry you know what what woman hasn't been sworn in said things of.
Out there my boyfriend -- Really that's a huge -- Jeff but after Dennis -- went to the police they had him Wear a wire and they say Wu was caught on tape plotting the death.
Of her acts.
And that X testified Friday he broke up with her she went -- sent -- threats posted.
His information on a Craigslist sex -- confronted him with a knife.
You think they have enough evidence.
Well they they do that mean you know they do have enough evidence you know -- more were -- again and he'd about this thing their eyes that a trial for three and have -- world girl drove ten hours in the desert to killer ex boyfriend.
Are these things happen all the time in this case she was a little too chicken to do it herself until she got her boyfriend but -- her boyfriend went right to the police that sense to me that he knows she's a little nodding so the first question for me.
Is is she not he is she insane what's going on having -- did you do it once she did it twice I got -- think -- not even do that.
Yeah all right we're gonna have to see what happens with this case Jeff gold and -- -- got far thank you both for joining us.
And thank you for -- -- I generally.
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