Judge Rejects Bulger Request for Mid-Trial Break
The defense sought the delay Thursday to prepare for upcoming forensic experts.
Attorney J.W. Carney Jr. argued there is a large volume of documents to review and said the 83-year-old Bulger is exhausted.
Prosecutor Zack Hafer objected to the delay, saying Bulger “had 16 years to relax in California” while he was a fugitive.
Bulger is charged with having a role in 19 killings during the 1970s and `80s while he allegedly led the Winter Hill Gang and served as an FBI informant.
He has pleaded not guilty.
Bulger fled ahead of a 1995 indictment and wasn’t captured until 2011.