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The trial of “Whitey” Bulger

Bulger jury gets stark view of deaths

Jurors stared in awed silence Wednesday as gruesome crime scene photos of James “Whitey” Bulger’s alleged handiwork were flashed across screens around the courtroom: a bloodied body crumpled in a telephone booth, a bullet-riddled corpse at the morgue, a car littered with shell casings and shattered glass.

The relatives of some of the victims, who have come to US District Court in Boston nearly every day of Bulger’s racketeering trial, focused intently on the images. But Patricia Donahue deliberately looked away. She sat in the courtroom’s front row with the three sons she raised alone after her husband, Michael, was gunned down in 1982 along the South Boston Waterfront.

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