Families of alleged Bulger victims ready for long court battle
BOSTON -- Bulger's family and the loved ones of his alleged victims sat through the legal proceedings on Thursday. Many say they are ready for a long battle in court.
“He’s getting away with it again. We’ve been paying all these years and we’re still paying,” said Stephen Davis.
A disgusted Davis left Whitey Bulger’s hearing - the brother of one of Bulger’s alleged murder victims, Debra Davis, is not happy that taxpayers will be footing Whitey’s legal bills.
“I don’t like it at all. I don’t think any of the other victims’ families like it either,” said Davis.
And family members of another alleged Bulger victim, Michael Donahue, say it’s no surprise.
“We knew it was coming anyways. I said before, taxpayers were gonna get screwed one way or the other…either it was gonna come from blood money - from the money that he had or the taxpayers,” said Tommy Donahue.
And Donahue says he has no problems with the judge dropping the racketeering charges against Bulger in order to focus on the more serious murder charges.
“This man is wanted for horrific crimes - 19 of them to be exact,” said Donahue.
And there were no apologies from Davis, who caused a mini-outburst in court by clapping loudly at the end of Whitey Bulger’s hearing.
“I was gonna tell Whitey he did it again. He’s beaten the system and he’s laughing at us,” said Davis.
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