At the beginning of the two day sentencing for Boston mobster Whitey Bulger the government asked for life, plus life for machine guns, plus five years for other guns. Assistant U.S. Attorney Brian Kelly said, “he is going to spend the rest of his miserable life in jail.”Then it was time for the relatives of Bulger’s victims to speak up.
Sean McGonagle, “My father was no Boy Scout, but he was a better man than you’ll ever be.
Tom Angeli, “We feel robbed every day”.
Marie Mahoney, “We got you, you rat.”
Bulger was not convicted in the murder of Bill O’Brien’s father four days before the birth of the junior O’Brien. “I really got nothing out of this trial. I got more questions than answers.”
Patricia Donahue said that Whitey killed her husband “while a corrupt FBI agent watched.”
Meredith Rakes, “The healing can begin. The nightmare is over, the pain stops here.”
Tim Connors, “Your legacy is already cemented as a rat.”
Pat Callahan, “You won’t even turn around and look at us?”
Kathleen Nichols, “I believe he is evil.”
Theresa Bond, “Mr. Bulger, can you look at me?” ( Whitey Bulger kept his head down throughout ) “I can’t judge you.”
Steve Davis, “You piece of shit, look at me”
David Wheeler, “Shame on you Mr. Bulger, for all your notoriety you are a punk.” Referring to his father’s murder, Wheeler said that the FBI was “as responsible . . . as the defendant here sitting before you.”
Sentencing proper will take place tomorrow.
NYT story here.