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The trial of ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Defendant ‘Whitey’ Bulger meets potential jurors

Judge says trial to last months

The hundreds of people reporting for jury duty Tuesday were startled to learn that one of Boston’s most legendary figures, and for years its most elusive, was seated just a few feet away.

“I’d like to introduce you to my client, James Bulger,” attorney J.W. Carney Jr. said with a flourish as the 83-year-old gangster slowly got to his feet, facing some 225 wide-eyed potential jurors seated in rows in the glass-enclosed jury assembly room.

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