As he draws in on 80, Stevie Flemmi doesn’t exactly strike fear into hearts anymore. But he has a pretty good memory.
He was up in the witness box Friday, rattling off all manner of detail, from the murders he was involved in in the 1960s, to the deal he cut with feds a decade ago to avoid the death penalty in Florida and Oklahoma.
Stevie recalled killing guys and cleaning up their congealed brains the way other guys his age might remember Ted Williams hitting a home run at Fenway Park during his final at-bat.
A day after Whitey and Stevie mouthed obscenities at each other, they more or less ignored each other Friday.
Stevie claimed that Whitey put him in the employ of Whitey’s FBI handler, John Connolly, by insisting that they meet. When the meeting included Dennis Condon, one of Stevie’s handlers from the 1960s, Stevie was convinced that the FBI men had tipped Whitey off that Stevie was an FBI informant long before Whitey became one.
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