The federal government wrapped its case against the infamous Boston mobster, James "Whitey" Bulger after 30 days of dramatic testimony, described by some as "surreal," and others as a "circus."
There were F-bombs, wild accusations, and tense glares between Bulger and the parade of more than 60 witnesses who testified against him.
OutFront: Deb Feyerick was in the courthouse and witnessed all of it.
A potential key witness in the Whitey Bulger trial found dead.
59-year-old Stephen Rakes, who was found at the side of a Boston area road, accused Bulger of stealing his liquor store at gunpoint and using it as his mob headquarters.
Susan Candiotti is OutFront with the story.
The trial of accused Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger took a more personal focus today, with testimony from family members of some of the 19 people he is accused of killing.
Jurors also got a glimpse of some of purported "mob glamour" - with testimony about one victim's ties to show business royalty.
CNN's Deb Feyerick was in the courtroom and is OutFront.
The jury in the "Whitey" Bulger trial heard from the survivor of yet another machine gun attack, in March 1973.
78-year-old Frank Capizzi described in gruesome detail how the car he was ridding in was suddenly ambushed. The target of the assault, rival mobster Albert Plummer, who was literally decapitated by the hail of bullets, while Capizzi and a third passenger were wounded, but ultimately survived.
OutFront tonight: Boston Globe Columnist Howie Carr, who has written three books on Bulger and his empire. He was in the courtoom today.
Friends and relatives of ex-mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger's alleged victims spoke out for the first time Thursday. The witnesses included one woman who says she survived a harrowing machine gun assault in 1973.
The attack took the life of the driver of the Mercedes she was riding in, and multiple gunshot wounds left her boyfriend hospitalized until his death in 2001.
The infamous Boston mobster is on trial for 19 murders, which were described in chilling detail this week by John Martorano, a confessed mob hitman and former Bulger associate.
OutFront tonight: Boston Globe Reporter Milton Valencia. He was in the courtroom during today's testimony.