Infamous former Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger was given a life sentence on Thursday for his murderous reign in the 1970s and ‘80s.
Nevertheless, questions remained for the families of some of his victims.
Why did prosecutors give generous plea deals to Bulger’s cohorts? Did Bulger offer to plead guilty, a step that would have avoided the two-month trial?
Relatives of people who were killed by Bulger or his henchmen vented their anger Wednesday during the first part of Bulger’s sentencing hearing.
He was called a “terrorist,” a “punk” and “Satan,” among other things.
After Bulger was sentenced, some also felt that prosecutors should have been able to convict him without giving lenient deals to his partners.