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AC360 411: Whitey Bulger Trial
June 20th, 2013
01:42 PM ET

AC360 411: Whitey Bulger Trial

There were some tense moments at the James “Whitey” Bulger trial Wednesday as John “The Executioner” Martorano wrapped up three days of testimony.

Martorano, 72, came under fire during cross examination by Bulger’s attorney, Hank Brennan, who tried to portray the confessed ex-hitman as a liar with no remorse, who is trying to profit from the 20 murders he committed.

When questioned by the prosecutor,  the star government witness said he and Bulger committed 11 murders together and Bulger confessed to others he did on his own.

Here’s the AC360 411 on the Whitey Bulger trial:

  • 32 – The number of counts against Bulger, including 19 murder charges.
  • 14 – Bulger’s age when he was arrested for the first time, for larceny.
  • 83 – Bulger’s current age.
  • 9 – The number of years Bulger served in federal prison for armed robbery.
  • 1975 – The year Bulger agreed to become an FBI informant, according to prosecutors.
  • 1995 – The year Bulger fled Boston after a former FBI handler tipped him off on an impending racketeering indictment.
  • 1999 – When Bulger was added to the FBI’s Most Wanted list.
  • 16 – The number of years Bulger was on the run before being caught in Santa Monica, Calif. in 2011, where he was living with a girlfriend.
  • $800,000 – The amount of cash hidden in the walls of the Bulger’s Santa Monica apartment.
  • 30 – The number of guns found in the Santa Monica apartment.
  • $2.1 million – The reward money given by the FBI for Bulger’s capture, the largest amount for a Top 10 domestic fugitive.
  • 700 – The number of pages in Bulger’s FBI informant file, according to reports.
  • 30 – The number of years prosecutors say Bulger is responsible for “murder and mayhem” in Boston as a “hands-on killer.
  • 17 – The number of years Bulger’s brother, William, served as president of the Mass. Senate.
  • 2003 – The year William Bulger was fired as the president of the Univ. of Mass. after he took the 5th when testifying on Captiol Hill about his brother’s whereabouts.
  • 80 – The number of potential witnesses for the Bulger’s defense team.
  • 82 – The number of potential government witnesses at the trial, including victim’s family members and former Bulger cohorts.
  • 3 to 4 – The number of months the trial is expected to last.
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