Judge says March is firm date for Bulger trial

Print
Email
|

Associated Press

Posted on October 5, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Updated Friday, Oct 5 at 2:34 PM

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge has told lawyers for Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) that she won't delay the start of Bulger's trial.

Judge Marianne Bowler told Bulger's lawyers in no uncertain terms Friday that the trial date of March 4 remains firm.

Bowler's warning came after Bulger's lead attorney, J.W. Carney Jr., repeated his complaint that prosecutors have given the defense team hundreds of thousands of documents in a disorganized fashion. Carney told Bowler it would take until at least May to finish reviewing the material.

Bowler, however, said she believes prosecutors have complied with pre-trial rules. She told Carney his pleas for more time were "beginning to sound like a broken record."

The 83-year-old Bulger, the former leader of the notorious Winter Hill Gang, is awaiting trial for his alleged role in 19 killings.

Print
Email
|