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Bulger, Weeks exchange profanities

(Boston Globe) Kevin Weeks told a jury that he led investigators to the graves of three of Bulger’s alleged victims in 2000.
(Boston Globe) Kevin Weeks told a jury that he led investigators to the graves of three of Bulger's alleged victims in 2000.
Kevin Weeks (left) and DEA agent Dan Doherty left the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston.
Kevin Weeks (left) and DEA agent Dan Doherty left the John Joseph Moakley United States Courthouse in Boston.Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Near the end of a dramatic day of testimony in the racketeering trial of James “Whitey” Bulger, key prosecution witness Kevin Weeks and Bulger shared a heated exchange of words. Bulger’s attorney J.W. Carney Jr. questioned Weeks about the deal he made with prosecutors, in which he received a six-year sentence in exchange for testifying against Bulger.

The outburst between the gangster and his former protege was the second time Bulger has lost his temper during the trial.

A transcript of the exchange follows:

Carney: “You won against the system?”

Weeks: “What did I win? What did I win?”

Carney: “You won five years.”

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Weeks: “Five people are dead, five people are dead.”

Carney: “Does that bother you at all?”

Weeks: “Yeah it bothers me.”

Carney: “How does it bother you?”

Weeks: “Because we killed people that were rats and I had the two biggest rats right next to me. That’s why it ...”

Bulger: “You suck.”

Weeks: “[Expletive] you, okay.”

Bulger: “[Expletive] you, too”

Weeks: “What do you want to do?

Judge Denise J. Casper: “Hey. Mr. Bulger. Mr. Bulger. Let your attorneys speak for you.

Mr. Weeks here’s how this works: You answer the questions, okay?

Mr. Carney, you can finish your questioning.”


Milton Valencia can be reached at mvalencia@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @MiltonValencia. Anica Butler can be reached at anica.butler@globe.com.