Forensic expert testifies at Bulger trial in Mass.

AP News
Posted: Jul 10, 2013 8:51 PM

BOSTON (AP) — A former Massachusetts forensic expert has testified at the racketeering trial of James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) that remains found in Boston 13 years ago were those of three people Bulger is accused of killing.

Ann Marie Mires testified Wednesday the bodies were identified as Arthur Barrett, Deborah Hussey and John McIntyre.

Bulger's one-time enforcer, Kevin Weeks, has testified Bulger killed the three in the 1980s. Weeks said Bulger shot Barrett and McIntyre and strangled Hussey. Weeks said he helped bury them. Weeks disclosed the location after he began cooperating with prosecutors in 1999.

Mires said Barrett and McIntyre had been shot, but it wasn't possible to tell how Hussey died.

Bulger is accused of having a role in 19 killings. His federal trial is in its fifth week.