The Whitey Bulger trial is living up to its billing following a heated exchange with witness Kevin Weeks, who testified against his one-time mentor.
Tuesday morning, he said Bulger was once his mentor and like a big brother. By mid-day, he was screaming obscenities at him from the stand.
Before that, though, Weeks detailed how Whitey ran his criminal enterprise, including his hefty bribes to police, state troopers, and federal agents.
Weeks said Bulger’s famous quite was “Christmas is for kids and cops" and bragged to Weeks that he had corrupted six FBI agents with his bribes.
Weeks spilled on three murders he watched Bulger commit from 1983-1985 – bodies to which he led investigators when he started cooperating in 2000.
Personally, Weeks admitted to a long list of crimes, but denied being a "rat."
That’s what lead to the heated exchange, as Weeks is clearly still furious beyond belief that Bulger and Steve Flemmi were informants the whole time.
Weeks: We killed people that were rats and I had the two biggest rats right next to me.
Bulger: You suck!
Weeks: [expletive] you, okay?
Bulger: [expletive] you, too!
Weeks: What do you want to do?
Yeah. The live Zimmerman trial feed has nothing on this.
Judge Denise Casper had to raise her voice to calm everyone down. It may not be the last time that’s necessary, given the stakes and bad blood involved.
Bulger was arrested in June 2011 after years on the lam.