Bulger verdict puts end to historic saga 83-year-old South Boston gangster will spend rest of his life in prison; some victims’ relatives say they were denied justice ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page A federal jury found that James “Whitey” Bulger participated in drug trafficking, 11 murders and assorted other crimes. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe Stephen Davis, whose sister was allegedly killed by Bulger, started to cry when a reporter asked whether he thinks she would be proud. “She knows I’m a fighter,” he said. Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe Davis was embraced outside of the Moakley Courthouse. after the jury had no finding in a charge that James “Whitey” Bulger murdered his sister, Debra. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff The media surrounded the Moakley courthouse. Darren McCollester/ Getty Images Defense lawyers J.W. Carney (left) and Hank Brennan (center) shook hands with Tommy Donohue, son of murder victim Michael Donahue, Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Bulger's motorcade drove him back to Plymouth after he was found guilty in 31 of the 32 counts he faced. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe Tommy Donahue, whose father was killed by Bulger, picked up his godson after speaking to the media. Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe Defense attorneys Hank Brennan (left) and J.W. Carney Jr. speak to the media outside the Moakley United States Courthouse after the verdict was read. Yoon S. Byun/ Globe Staff US Attorney Carmen Ortiz, surrounded by prosecuting attorneys, spoke to reporters following a guilty verdict against James "Whitey" Bulger. Jane Collins Bulger, second from the right, listened as a juror handed US Attorney Ortiz, center, the verdict. Pat Greenhouse/Globe Staff Bill O’Brien, son of William O’Brien, whose murder was not proved in the case, said, “My father just got murdered 40 years later again today in this courtroom.” Aram Boghosian for The Boston Gl Jack Bulger, brother of James "Whitey" Bulger, left the federal courthouse after the verdict. Margaret Small Kevin Weeks (top left), the loyal tough guy whom Bulger groomed as his protege, described killings he said Bulger was involved with. Margaret Small Former Bulger ally John Martorano, a confessed murderer, also tied Bulger to six killings in court. Margaret Small/AP Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, a convicted murderer, described in court the killings that he said James “Whitey” Bulger participated in. Globe File/1988 Whitey Bulger and his girlfriend, Catherine Greig, were captured in 2011 in Santa Monica, Calif., after decades on the run. Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff/File 2011 Bulger and Greig lived in this Santa Monica apartment building under the aliases Carol and Charles Gasko. Globe File Flemmi (left) and Weeks (right) agreed to plea deals in exchange for testifying against Bulger. FBI/File Mugshots of Bulger and Flemmi. John Tlumacki/Globe File Bulger allegedly forced Stephen Rakes, the owner South Boston Liquor Mart, to sell him the store against his will. Jessica Rinaldi For The Boston Globe Rakes, shown leaving the courthouse during the trial, was found dead in Lincoln shortly after he learned he would not be called as a witness against Bulger. The death was deemed suspicious. File Photos Deborah Hussey (left) and Debra Davis were allegedly killed by Bulger. GLobe Hall The remains of alleged Bulger victims Arthur Barrett, Deborah Hussey, and John McIntyre were found in a shallow grave in January 2000 in land across from Florian Hall in Dorchester. Boston Police/File A 1953 Boston Police booking photo of James "Whitey" Bulger.