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Relatives angry over mobster case

The jury that convicted James "Whitey" Bulger over a series of gangland murders has also left the families of some alleged victims shaken and angry because the panel did not find him guilty in several other killings.

The federal jury found Bulger had a role in 11 murders, assuring the 83-year-old will die in prison. But jurors said his role in eight other killings was unproven, rocking some who have waited decades to see someone pay.

A visibly angry Billy O'Brien told reporters that prosecutors "dropped the ball" after the jury did not convict Bulger in the 1973 shooting death of his father, William O'Brien.

US Attorney Carmen Ortiz said prosecutors were disappointed Bulger was not convicted on every murder charge but hope the families took solace in the fact that he will spend the rest of his life in prison.


From Belfast Telegraph