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Last words for, against James ‘Whitey’ Bulger

Prosecution cites crimes; defense rips government; jurors get case today

Defense lawyers, in their final words to jurors Monday, portrayed him as a victim of government corruption and scheming former associates. To prosecutors, he is a “murderous thug” who terrorized the city for decades.

On Tuesday, the jurors will begin deciding the fate of James “Whitey” Bulger after 35 days of testimony by 72 witnesses and six hours of closing arguments.

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