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"Whitey" Bulger Trial: No word yet if reputed mob boss will testify, defense continues calling witnesses

Former mob boss "Whitey" Bulger, found in Santa Monica after being on the run for 16 years, appeared in a Boston court and pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and racketeering. AP Photo

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James "Whitey" Bulger
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(AP) BOSTON - James "Whitey" Bulger's defense team is expected to call more former FBI officials to testify, as the question of whether the reputed gangster will take the stand himself remains hanging.

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Prosecutors pushed Wednesday for an answer about whether the 83-year-old would testify in his own defense, saying he's had time to think about it.

But it didn't appear they got an answer before court adjourned.

Bulger faces allegations that he took part in 19 slayings while leading Boston's Irish mob in the 1970s and 80s.

Tommy Donahue, whose father is among Bulger's alleged victims, says he's eager to see Bulger testify.

He says Bulger still has a chance "to try to save any name he has left" by possibly exposing some law enforcement corruption.

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