McLean: Many in Bulger trial juror pool wanted to get in jury

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June 11, 2013, 7:58 am
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(NECN) - Anticipation is building as attorneys head back to court in the James “Whitey” Bulger trial.

How will the judge rule on a defense motion to delay the trial?
Our Bulger insider, former prosecutor and professor at Boston College, Margaret McLean, joined NECN to talk about the latest updates in the trial.

Bulger’s lawyers motioned for a delay in the trial for more information on former hit man John Martorano, who they claim was protected from investigation.

She said she thinks the judge will side with the government and not allow the delay.

“I do not think they will get the convenience,” said McLean.

She said that opening statements could possibly happen Thursday, but with delays, will probably happen Friday.

She said that many people in the juror pool actually wanted to take part in the trial, and seemed to be making up reasons why they would be suitable for the jury.

Watch the attached video for more.

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