The Whitey Bulger trial: Blast from the past
The Economist - over 4 years
A face that still makes people tremble
TOMMY DONAHUE was just a boy when his father was murdered in 1982. He still carries his dad’s death certificate in his trouser pocket. It cites multiple gunshot wounds as the cause; Mr Donahue thinks it should also list the names of the gangsters who killed his father, and the rogue FBI agents who tipped them off.Michael Donahue, who was not a mobster, was giving a lift home to a wise-guy friend, Brian Halloran, who was suspected of snitching to the FBI. Both men were shot; Halloran at least 14 times. The hit was planned and carried out, prosecutors say, by Jim “Whitey” Bulger, a former gang boss now on trial in Boston.Mr Bulger (pictured) went on the lam in 1994, after hearing that he was about to be indicted. With his mistress, he disappeared for 16 years. It turned out he was living quietly in California, watching a lot of television. When he was caught in 2011, police found a stash of guns in his apartment walls and $800,000 in cash.Mr Bul...
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