A former hitman who admits killing 20 people is expected to take the stand at the trial of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger in Massachusetts.
John Martorano served a little over 12 years in prison after striking a cooperation deal with prosecutors. He was released in 2007.
The 83-year-old Bulger is charged in a 32-count racketeering indictment that accuses him of participating in 19 murders in the 1970s and '80s. He is also charged with extorting bookmakers, drug dealers and others running illegal businesses.
James “Whitey” Bulger is to crime in the latter half of the twentieth century what Al Capone was to the first. Journalist, Kevin Cullen, is the co-author of a new portrait of Bulger, from his criminal beginnings as a neighborhood tough to his nine years in federal prison—including Alcatraz—for bank robbery.