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Trial in 1991 Slaying of Armored Truck Guard Begins

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    No Bail for Ex-Bulger Associate Accused in Murder

    An 80-year-old former associate of ex-Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger is being held without bail in the 1991 fatal shooting of an armored truck guard in Massachusetts. (Published Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2016)

    The trial of an 82-year-old man charged in the fatal shooting of an armored truck guard at a Massachusetts supermarket 27 years ago has started.

    The Telegram & Gazette reports that opening statements in the trial of Ralph DeMasi were made Monday in Worcester Superior Court, following jury selection last week.

    DeMasi is facing murder and armed robbery charges in the May 1991 death of Edward Morlock Sr.

    Authorities allege DeMasi was among five men who held up the armored truck outside a Worcester supermarket. Three suspects have died. A fourth who served as the getaway driver is expected to testify against DeMasi.

    DeMasi was indicted in 2016.

    He has pleaded not guilty. His lawyers have said his indictment was impaired by an "unfair and misleading" presentation of evidence.

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