Convicted mob bossJames "Whitey" Bulger was found guilty of 11 of 19 murder charges this Monday.
Bulger's attorney J.W. Carney Jr. spoke about his client's feeling of regret, and his sympathetic views for the families of the victims.
Carney spoke with the Boston Herald abut Bulger's feeling regarding the victims after the trial was over. He said, "Jim has regrets regarding several of the killings, and was aware that family members of those victims were attending the trial."
Considering that while Bulger was in the courtroom he didn't express such notions, the lawyer added that, "this was not the forum for him to make these feelings known," and that though now wasn't the correct time for Bulger to speak about his personal feelings, "it doesn't mean that there won't be an appropriate way to do it sometime in the future."
Carney also expressed that Bulger is aware that he will die behind bars and that he doesn't expect any leniency at his sentencing on November 13th.
"Jim's goals for this trial were to show that he was never an informant, that federal law enforcement was incredibly corrupt and that he was actually not involved in many of the murders independetnly done by Marotorano, Weeks, and Flemmi."
Tommy Donahue, son of victim Michael Donahue whom Bulger murdered in 1982, said, "He doesn't care about anybody he killed. He doesn't care about anybody he extorted. He's just a sick, psycho individual."
Scott Hotyckey, one of the jurors presiding over the case, said that tensions were high amongst the jurors- some feared retaliation, and some were intransigent. For these reasons, he ultimately went along with a 'no finding' on the murder of Stephen Flemmi's girlfriend Debra Davis, despite his personal feelings that Bulger was guilty of everything.
Because of U.S. District Court Judge Denise J. Casper's denial of his claim of DOJ-granted immunity from prosecution, Bulger's lawyers say that he will make an appeal.
The ultimate verdicts passed down on Bulger were two counts of racketeering and the murders of Paul McGonagle, Edward Connors, Thomas King, Richard Castucci, Roger Wheeler, Edward "Brian" Halloran, Michael Donohue, John Callahan, Arthur "Bucky" Barrett, John McIntyre, and Deborah Hussey, occurring between 1974 and 1985.
Some video footage from a press scrum outside the courthouse after the hearing:
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