Bulger's lawyers seek trial delay


Story Comments Share

Updated: 10/26/2012 10:21 am Published: 10/26/2012 10:20 am


BOSTON (AP) - Lawyers for Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger have asked a judge to delay his trial by eight months.

Bulger, the former leader of the Winter Hill Gang, is charged with playing a role in 19 killings. His trial is scheduled to begin in March, but his lawyers have said they cannot be ready by then because they are reviewing more than 300,000 documents turned over by prosecutors. They have asked that the trial be moved to November 2013.

Bulger's lawyers say in court papers filed Friday that the current trial date infringes on Bulger's constitutional rights to effective counsel and due process.

Bulger fled Boston in 1994 and was captured last year in California.

The defense says Bulger was an FBI informant who had immunity.

(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Story Comments Share

1 Comment(s)
Comments: Show | Hide

Here are the most recent story comments.View All

The views expressed here do not necessarily represent those of KOKI FOX23 - Tulsa

Mayor Maynot - 10/28/2012 9:55 AM
0 Votes
Bulger is just playing his time out. Soon he will expire. Then the charges will be moot.
FOX23 Weather Center
64°
Feels Like: 64°
High: 76° | Low: 55°
Cloudy
Top Stories
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.