Whitey Bulger Swears at Witness in Court

'F--- you,' yells Bulger after being called a 'rat'

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff

Posted Jul 9, 2013 3:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – Ah, now there's the Whitey Bulger his old acquaintances knew well. After remaining quiet for much of his trial, the former mob leader had this heated little exchange with old chum Kevin Weeks in court today, reports the Boston Globe:

  • Weeks: "We killed people who are rats, and I had the two biggest rats right next to me." He was referring to Bulger and Stephen "the Rifleman" Flemmi because of their work as FBI informants, reports NBC News.
  • Bulger: "You suck."
  • Weeks: "F--- you, OK."
  • Bulger: "F--- you, too."
  • Weeks: "What do you wanna do?"

The judge then ordered them both to simmer down. Weeks served as Bulger's "right-hand man" back in the days when Bulger ran Boston's Winter Hill Gang, reports AP. He has been on the stand for two days now providing gruesome details about murders that he says he and Bulger committed. The 83-year-old Bulger is charged, among other things, with killing 19 people.

This decades-old surveillance photo shows James Whitey Bulger, left, with his former right-hand man, Kevin Weeks.
This decades-old surveillance photo shows James "Whitey" Bulger, left, with his former right-hand man, Kevin Weeks.   (AP Photo/U.S. Attorney's Office)
James 'Whitey' Bulger.
James 'Whitey' Bulger.   (AP Photo/WBUR 90.9, File)
A 2011 photo of Kevin Weeks.
A 2011 photo of Kevin Weeks.   (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
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