Victim's daughter yells 'rat-a-tat-tat' to get in last word
BOSTON (WHDH) -- As James “Whitey” Bulger led away after he was found guilty in 31 of 32 counts in his racketeering trial a woman yelled, “Rat-a-tat-tat”.
She wasn’t calling Bulger a rat; she was referring to her father’s murder.
“I said ‘rat-a-tat-tat’ as Whitey was being let out of the courtroom because it was in reference to the comment that he had in a jailhouse conversation about killing my father and that’s what he used in reference to guns going off as ‘rat-a-tat-tat’ so I yelled that as he was going out knowing that he would know what I was talking about and it gave me satisfaction that I feel like I had the last word instead of him,” said Cheryl Connors, the daughter of one of Bulger’s victims.
Cheryl Connors' father, Edward Connors, was shot because Bulger’s gang feared he would talk after witnessing the killing of James “Spike” O’Toole. O’Toole was shot to death as he stood behind a mailbox because he had shot and wounded the brother of Stephen Flemmi.
Cheryl Connors said she’s not sure if Bulger heard her, but she’s happy to have gotten that last word.