McLean: Government wants to get legal skeletons out of closet

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June 18, 2013, 7:57 am
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(NECN) -  It was a dramatic first day of testimony from a confessed killer in the Moakley Federal Courthouse.
     
John Martorano, a one-time James ‘Whitey’ Bulger loyalist, will be back on the stand again, hoping to help the prosecution's case against the former Boston mobster.
     
Our Bulger trial insider, Attorney Margaret McLean joined us from outside of the court with more on how that's going for the government.

McLean said that Martorano’s testimony was unemotional and matter-of-fact.

She said the legal strategy from the government is to bring the legal skeletons out of the closet first. Martorano got a plea deal for 12 years in prison for his role in 20 murders, in exchange for cooperation.

She said the government’s strategy was to show Bulger’s role as a decision maker in the Winter Hill Gang before showing other involvement.

Watch the attached video for more.

Twitter: @MargaretMcLean_

Tags: Boston, Whitey Bulger, jury, trial, John Martorano, Margaret McLean, Buger
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