Images of skulls pierced with bullet holes and leg bones poking up through soil were shown to jurors Wednesday as a forensic anthropologist described the excavation of graves of four of James “Whitey” Bulger’s alleged victims.
Testifying at Bulger’s racketeering trial in US District Court in Boston, Ann Marie Mires said she oversaw the recovery of skeletal remains from two Dorchester sites in 2000, while working for the state medical examiner’s office.
“This is a picture of Deborah’s skull,” Mires told jurors as remains of Deborah Hussey, who was slain in 1985, were displayed on screens in the courtroom.
Jurors, who were shown video of the excavation and photographs, stared solemnly at a haunting image of Hussey’s skeleton on top of a gurney.
Mires also showed jurors a gold claddagh ring, faded shoes, and dentures pulled from a grave at Tenean Beach containing remains of Paul J. McGonagle, who had been buried there for 26 years.
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