The Cast of Characters at the Bulger Trial

A September 2008 file photo of jailed Winter Hill Gang member Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi, who is expected to testify against “Whitey” Bulger (J. Pat Carter/AP)

Today is day two of jury selection in the trial of reputed mobster, James “Whitey” Bulger. 100 more people were added to the jury pool, bringing the total number of prospective jurors to 775. Judge Denise Casper also moved opening statements back by two days; they are now expected to begin next Wednesday. And when this trial does get into full swing, key figures from Boston’s old mob world will be among the witnesses expected to take the stand.


David Boeri, WBUR senior reporter

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