A look at the 19 murder victims in Bulger trial
A jury in August concluded that prosecutors proved that James “Whitey” Bulger was involved in 11 murders, didn’t prove his involvement in seven murders and couldn’t agree on one killing.
-Paul McGonagle, 1974, rival gang member, shot in the back seat of a car.
-Edward Connors, 1975, witnessed O’Toole’s killing, shot because Bulger’s gang feared he would talk.
-Thomas King, 1975, rival gangster shot in back of the head, buried under the Neponset River Bridge in Quincy.
-Richard Castucci, 1976, nightclub owner, killed because Bulger believed he was an informant.
-Roger Wheeler, 1981, Owner of World Jai Alai, suspected Bulger’s group of skimming money from the business, shot in between the eyes at a Tulsa, Okla., country club. Martorano testified that he did the shooting.
-Brian Halloran, 1982, An FBI informant who was talking to the FBI about Bulger’s involvement in Wheeler’s killing, shot in a hail of gunfire as he left a South Boston restaurant. Bulger is accused of being one of two triggermen.
-Michael Donahue, 1982, a neighbor of Halloran’s who offered to give him a ride home, killed when Bulger and another man opened fire on Donahue’s car.
-John Callahan, 1982, former president of World Jai Alai. Bulger feared he wouldn’t hold up in questioned in Wheeler’s death. Ex-hit man John Mortorano, a close friend of Callahan’s, testified that he shot Callahan in the back of the head.
-Arthur “Bucky” Barrett, 1983, alleged jewel thief and bank robber. Bulger chained him to a chair, got him to tell him where he had cash hidden, then shot him in the head.
-John McIntyre, 1984, Quincy fisherman, Bulger chained him to a chair and interrogated him about whether he was talking to authorities. Bulger is accused of shooting him in the head.
-Deborah Hussey, 1985, daughter of Flemmi’s longtime live-in girlfriend, Marion Hussey. Flemmi testified that Bulger strangled her because she was using drugs and dropping their names when she got in trouble.
-Michael Milano, 1973, a bartender killed in a hail of gunfire, had a similar Mercedes-Benz and was mistaken for the target of the shooting, Al “Indian Al” Notarangeli. Former hit man John Martorano testified that he shot Milano in a case of mistaken identity.
-Al Plummer, 1973, member of a rival gang, killed as he drove in Boston’s North End. Martorano testified that he killed Plummer by mistake as the gang tried to kill Notarangeli.
-William O’Brien, 1973, member of a rival gang, killed in a hail of gunfire as he drove in South Boston.
-James “Spike” O’Toole, 1973, shot to death as he stood behind a mailbox because he had shot and wounded the brother of Flemmi’s partner, Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi.
-Al “Indian Al” Notarangeli, 1974, rival gang leader, shot to death after several failed attempts.
-James Sousa, 1974, participated with Bulger in a botched robbery of a dentist, was killed because Bulger worried he would talk.
-Francis “Buddy” Leonard, 1975, friend of King’s, shot in head. Bulger then told people that King had killed Leonard.
-Debra Davis, 1981, Flemmi’s girlfriend, strangled. Flemmi testified that Bulger strangled her because she knew they were both FBI informants. Bulger’s lawyer said Flemmi had a stronger motive to kill her because she was leaving him for another man.
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