The brother of a woman who was allegedly strangled by James “Whitey” Bulger met with Suffolk County prosecutors Thursday about the possibility of bringing a state murder charge against the notorious gangster since a federal jury was unable to reach a verdict on the slaying.
“I want them to bring him to trial for conspiracy to murder,” said Steve Davis, who is frustrated that the federal jury that found Bulger guilty in August of participating in 11 murders made no finding on whether he was involved in the 1981 slaying of 26-year-old Debra Davis.
Even though Bulger, 84, faces life in prison when sentenced in November in federal court in Boston, Davis said, “That’s not good enough.” Davis said he met with Ed Zabin, chief of the district attorney’s homicide unit, who agreed to look at the evidence and meet with Davis again after Thanksgiving.
Jake Wark, a spokesman for the Suffolk district attorney’s office, said, “As in every single homicide in Boston, we will take a serious look at the evidence.”
Bulger still faces state murder charges in Oklahoma and Florida, and authorities have said they will wait until after he is sentenced in federal court before deciding whether to go to trial in those cases.
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