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Key moment in trial arrives: Will ‘Whitey’ Bulger testify?

As the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger nears its end, a key question will finally be answered Friday: Will the 83-year-old gangster testify on his own behalf, or will he let the word of others seal his fate?

J.W. Carney Jr., one of Bulger’s lawyers, gave no indication Thursday, saying only that the defense team is still deciding. But a series of photos of Bulger over his life that the team introduced as possible exhibits Wednesday night intensified speculation.

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