August 2, 2013

Bulger defense releases photos showing softer side

The prosecutor complains that Bulger is trying to salvage his public reputation by showing himself 'holding all sorts of animals.'

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BOSTON — James "Whitey" Bulger's defense team has released photographs showing his softer side, including images of the reputed Boston gangster cuddling with animals.

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This undated photo filed in federal court documents in Boston by defense attorneys for James "Whitey" Bulger shows him holding a goat in an unknown location. The photo was among several that showed a softer side of Bulger, which prosecutors complained were an attempt to salvage his reputation.

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An undated photo filed in federal court documents by James "Whitey" Bulger's defense attorneys showing Bulger in an unknown location.

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The photos were filed late Wednesday.

Prosecutor Fred Wyshak complained to the judge Thursday, saying Bulger was trying to salvage his public reputation by showing himself "holding all sorts of animals," including dogs, parrots and a goat.

One photo shows Bulger sitting with a priest. A Boston lawyer says the priest is Monsignor Frederick Ryan, the former vice chancellor of the Boston archdiocese who was defrocked for allegedly sexually abusing teenage boys in the 1980s.

Bulger's lawyers still have not said whether Bulger will testify.

The 83-year-old is charged with playing a role in 19 killings.

 

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This undated photo filed in federal court documents in Boston by defense attorneys for James "Whitey" Bulger shows him with an unidentified woman holding birds in an unknown location.

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This undated photo filed in federal court documents in Boston by defense attorneys for James "Whitey" Bulger shows him in an unknown location.

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