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Juror not picked for Bulger case describes tense process

Marcia Pereira is one of those people who seem to get called for jury duty, like clockwork, every three years. So when she received a notice to appear for duty on June 1, the only thing unusual about it was that it was her first jury summons to federal court.

Then she heard on the radio that the trial of alleged gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was to begin on that date. After that came three calls from the court making sure she would be on time that day. “It didn’t take a brain surgeon to put two and two together,” Pereira.

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