The New Trial of the Century

If you thought the Jodi Arias case was interesting…

If you were riveted by the Casey Anthony case…

Just wait for the Whitey Bulger trial.


This is a story that spans decades, back to the time of mobsters and the powerful South Boston Mafia. This is about murder (at least 19 that he’s on trial for in MA), FBI corruption and backroom deals, and your run-of-the-mill racketeering and extortion.

It’s what Hollywood movies are made of.

In fact they made a movie about it. But The Departed didn’t end with former Mob Boss, James “Whitey” Bulger on trial. It didn’t end with Mr. Bulger taking the stand and telling the world what really happened in South Boston in the 1970’s and 80’s. The case is going to showcase numerous witnesses from hitmen to FBI agents.

Unfortunately the trial was a bit delayed on Monday. And with over 800 people called as possible juror members, (in hopes of finding someone in Boston that is impartial) jury selection will be long and tedious. But this is definitely a trial you’ll want to follow. Especially with Whitey Bulger taking the stand himself.

I, personally can’t wait to see what he has to say.

Born in La Mirada, California, Melissa M. Garcia has lived most of her life in the sometimes gritty, but always entertaining landscape that is Southern California. She graduated from California State University in Long Beach with a degree in English/Literature. Garcia is the author of the Luc Actar crime series (including Falling Angels and Chasing Demons) and the Death Valley Mystery series (Stranger: A Death Valley Mystery). She has also published an e-book collection, Faith Departed: Short Stories of Mystery, Crime, and Despair.

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