Alleged Bulger victim's brother feels guilt, anger
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Families of James “Whitey” Bulger’s alleged victims made their case for compensation in court on Monday. Their fight centers on wrongful death suits brought by two families against the U.S. Federal Government.
By the time the families got to court on Friday, the financial judgments they were awarded were in the hands of their lawyers. But, they said it didn’t feel anything like they thought it would.
As Bulger sits in jail awaiting trial, the federal government finally handed over the $1.352 million judgment to the family of one of his victims, Debbie Davis, but that isn’t helping her brother, Steve Davis.
“I feel the same way I did 30 years ago -- anger and frustration,” said Steve Davis.
Steve Davis says he would rather have revenge against the men who killed her and the government who helped cover it up by protecting Bulger and Steve “The Rifleman” Flemmi.
“Guilty, yeah, in the sense you know it’s like swapping a life for a dollar, you know what I mean?” said Steve Davis.
Bulger was captured in California nearly a year ago. His girlfriend, Catherine Greig, will be sentenced in May for helping him hide. The FBI agent who told him he was about to be indicted 16 years ago is currently serving time.
Tearfully Steve Davis says he wishes his mother had gotten an apology from the government, which is all she ever really wanted.
“I’d love to see them -- to see that happen -- so I know she got her wish,” said Steve Davis. His mother died in 2007.
The family of Debra Hussey, also allegedly killed by Bulger, received their money, but the Feds have yet to pay $10,000 to pay for the lawyers representing her family.
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