If Whitey Bulger’s trial was a prize fight, Bob Fitzpatrick would not have been allowed to get back on the witness stand Tuesday because Brian Kelly had TKO’d him the day before.
Alas, it is a trial and this a free country, so Kelly, the prosecutor, was allowed to use Fitzpatrick, a retired FBI supervisor, as a virtual punching bag for another couple of hours Tuesday, showing him to be something of a fabulist.
It was like watching a bar fight, when one guy goes down and the other guy starts kicking him in the face. It was ugly.
Kelly read from Fitzpatrick’s book, “Betrayal,” which contains made-up dialogue between Whitey and others. He read a scene that describes Fitzpatrick standing there when investigators dug up the body of John McIntyre, one of 19 people Whitey is charged with murdering.
Except Fitzpatrick wasn’t there. It’s made up.
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