Steven Davis, whose sister was, prosecutors say, strangled by Bulger, could not understand why he did not get life without the chance of parole, although he accepted that he would never be free again. Photograph:  Brian Snyder/Reuters

Families who lost loved ones to James “Whitey” Bulger during his decades-long killing spree took solace from a sentence that condemns him to die in pr(...)

James “Whitey” Bulger (front, R) listens to the verdict in his murder and racketeering trial as seen in this courtroom drawing in Boston yesterday. Photograph: Reuters

James “Whitey” Bulger, once the most-wanted gangster in America, protected by the premier law enforcement agency in America, was convicted of racketee(...)

Courtroom sketch depicts Steve Davis (right), brother of homicide victim Debra Davis, allegedly killed by James “Whitey” Bulger (centre) as Davis explodes in anger after Bulger’s former partner Stephen Flemmi (behind right) identified him as a drug user and informant. Photograph: AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins

Lawyers for Whitey Bulger, the Boston gangster, today begin the Herculean task of rebutting a mountain of evidence that shows he murdered 19 people an(...)

James “Whitey” Bulger holds John Martorano’s youngest son, John jnr, during his christening ceremony. Photograph: Reuters/US Attorney’s Office of Massachusetts

The second week of the trial of south Boston underworld boss Whitey Bulger began with the unnerving, dispassionate testimony of an admitted murderer o(...)

JW Carney, defense attorney for accused mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, talks to reporters as he arrives at the US Federal Courthouse for the start of Bulger’s trial in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Reuters

A day after the dramatic opening arguments in the epic trial of Irish-American underworld leader James “Whitey” Bulger, the legal proceedings settled (...)

Jackie Bulger (centre), brother of accused mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, leaves the US federal courthouse at the conclusion of the first day of the trial in Boston, Massachusetts. Photograph: Brian Snyder/Reuters

John McIntyre was working as an informant for US law enforcement agencies following an arrest for drink-driving when James “Whitey” Bulger lured him t(...)