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Bulger’s lawyer attacks Flemmi’s testimony

Tries to discredit him on woman’s killing

James “Whitey” Bulger’s lawyer launched into a blistering cross-examination Monday of Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi, attempting to undermine the credibility of the man who was once Bulger’s partner in crime and is now a pivotal witness against him by focusing on Flemmi’s sordid relationship with a young woman who was slain.

With just 15 minutes to start the cross-examination, lawyer Hank Brennan painted Flemmi as a perverted liar, saying it was Flemmi, not Bulger, who strangled 26-year-old Deborah Hussey in 1985.

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