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Jury selection starts in Boston mobster trial

BOSTON -- Jury selection started Tuesday in the trial against Boston mobster James Whitey Bulger.

The case is so well-known on the East Coast the judge told more than 200 potential jurors that just because they have heard of him does not mean they would not get picked to serve on the jury.

Bulger, the former leader of the Winter Hill Gang, is accused of a long list of crimes including 19 killings.

The judge in that case said she hopes to finish selecting 12 jurors and six alternates by Friday.


Opening statements should begin in a few weeks.

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