We don’t foresee any miraculous verdict freeing this guy a la Casey Anthony.
Two weeks after the shocking arrest of Whitey Bulger ended the infamous Boston crime boss’ decade and a half on the lam, he pleaded not guilty today in federal court to a laundry list of crimes, including 19 murders.
The 81-year-old, who served as an FBI informant before vanishing in 1995, when he was tipped off that he was about to be indicted, has been ordered held without bail.
Bulger agreed to waive the reading of charges against him.
He is accused of 32 criminal counts in total, all felonies.
The notorious fugitive pleaded not guilty in a soft voice. The Boston Globe reports that prosecutors expect a monthlong trial with as many as 40 witnesses.
He was #1 on the FBI’s Most Wanted List at the time of his arrest, having taken over that spot only recently from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.