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Alleged Boston gang leader to face trial

James Bulger, fugitive for 16 years before his arrest in California, stands accused of 19 murders during 1970s and '80s.

Last Modified: 12 Jun 2013 03:47
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After eluding the US authorities for 16 years, James Bulger, who allegedly ran Boston's underworld, is set to face trial after being caught by police in June 2011.

Bulger, who was arrested in a seaside town in California, stands accused of almost 20 killings and a long list of other crimes while leading the "Winter Hill" crime gang in the 1970s and '80s in Boston.

Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports from the hometown of one of America's most wanted men.


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