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“Whitey” Bulger Implicated in 13 Murders by Confessed Hitman

Hitman John Martorano admitted on the stand today that he lied to his best friend before he shot him in the back of the head.

“I couldn’t tell him I was going to shoot him,” Martorano told the court of the murder of John Callahan, a close friend for decades who was murdered, the hitman testified, because Bulger “insisted on it.”

It was one of several lies that lawyers from accused Boston mobsterJames “Whitey” Bulger elicited from Martorano, a key prosecution witness in Bulger’s trial for 19 murders and other crimes.

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