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Whitey Bulger Update: More victims' relatives to testify at reputed mob boss' trial

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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(CBS/AP) BOSTON -  More family members of people allegedly killed by James "Whitey" Bulger are scheduled to testify at his racketeering trial in Boston.

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Bulger is accused of playing a role in 19 killings. Jurors have heard from at least a half dozen relatives of people allegedly killed by Bulger and his gang in the 1970s and '80s.

On Friday, jurors are expected to hear from the brother of Debra Davis, a 26-year-old woman who prosecutors say was strangled by Bulger in 1981. Patricia Donahue, the widow of a man allegedly shot by Bulger in 1982, is also expected to take the stand.

The 83-year-old Bulger has pleaded not guilty.

He was one of the nation's most wanted fugitives after he fled Boston in 1994. He was finally captured in 2011 in Santa Monica, Calif.

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