You can now read 5 articles in a month for free on Read as much as you want anywhere and anytime for just 99¢.

Day 1

What happened Wednesday

After a jury was sworn in, the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger began with opening statements, as prosecutors portrayed Bulger as a killer who put fear into others, while secretly working as an FBI informant. His lawyer, J.W. Carney Jr., acknowledged that Bulger committed crimes, but said Bulger was not an informant and that he never killed anyone.

Continue reading below

What is expected today

Testimony will be heard from Robert Long, a retired State Police detective lieutenant, who in 1981 led an investigation that ended after Bulger learned about surveillance on a garage near North Station where he based his operations. Thomas Foley, a retired State Police colonel, who headed the investigation that led to Bulger’s indictment, may also be called.

Loading comments...
Want each day's news headlines delivered fresh to your
inbox every morning? Just connect with us
in one of the following ways:
Please enter a valid email will never post anything without asking.
Privacy Policy
Subscriber Log In

You have reached the limit of 5 free articles in a month

Stay informed with unlimited access to Boston’s trusted news source.

  • High-quality journalism from the region’s largest newsroom
  • Convenient access across all of your devices
  • Today’s Headlines daily newsletter
  • Subscriber-only access to exclusive offers, events, contests, eBooks, and more
  • Less than 25¢ a week
Marketing image of
Marketing image of