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Read the statement from lawyer J.W. Carney Jr. on the death of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger

BRIAN SNYDER/Reuters/File 2013
J.W. Carney, defense attorney for James “Whitey” Bulger, talked to reporters before the start of arguments in the trial.

The following is a statement from lawyer J.W. Carney Jr. on the death of James “Whitey” Bulger:

“I was proud to be appointed by the Federal Court to represent James Bulger.

He was sentenced to life in prison, but as a result of decisions by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, that sentence has been changed to the death penalty.

I’ll have no further comment.”