Walter B. Prince, a litigation partner at Boston law firm Prince Lobel Tye LLP, notes that Whitey Bulger’s defense attorney, J.W. Carney, is using the “confession and avoidance” tactic, where “if you confess to the smaller things, you might be able to avoid conviction on the larger issues.” In his opening statement, Carney stated that Bulger, who pleaded not guilty to murder charges, has admitted his involvement in drug trafficking, extortion, and other crimes for which he was never charged.
Prince, a former assistant U.S. attorney, added that yesterday’s hearing was an opportunity for both sides of the case to “get control” of the jury and influence them with their versions of the facts. Click here for the full article.