Patricia Donahue, wife of murder victim Michael Donahue, with her grandson Shawn outside the courthouse after convicted mobster James “Whitey” Bulger’s sentencing hearing in Boston. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger faces the prospect of dying in prison after being sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus five years fo(...)

A courtroom artist’s sketch shows convicted mobster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger in federal court during the first of two days of his sentencing hearing in Boston, Massachusetts yesterday. Bulger was handed two consecutive life sentences plus five years in prison for his crimes today. image: Jane Collins/Reuters

Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger (84) faces spending the rest of his life in prison after being sentenced to two consecutive life sentences plus (...)

Sketch shows Steven Davis, brother of murder victim Debra Davis, speaking at the sentencing hearing for James Bulger (left) in Boston. He will be sentenced today. Photograph: Jane Collins/Reuters

Irish-American gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was labelled a “disgrace to the Irish” and a “little sociopath” as a prosecutor urged a Boston judge to (...)

An undated photograph of former mob boss James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, who has been found guilty of a racketeering conspiracy by a federal court jury in the US. Photograph: Reuters

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, the Irish-American who was once the most feared mobster in Boston, was found guilty by a jury today of murder and racketeering(...)

Former mob boss and fugitive James “Whitey” Bulger in a booking mug photo released to Reuters on August 1st, 2011. Photograph: Handout/Reuters

Jury selection begins today in the murder trial of James “Whitey” Bulger, the Irish-American whose notoriety as Boston’s reputedly top gangster in the(...)