TODAY

TODAY   |  November 13, 2013

Whitey Bulger sentencing set for Tuesday

After two months in court, sentencing for James “Whitey” Bulger, a mob boss convicted in 11 deaths, is set for Tuesday and Wednesday. NBC’s Ron Mott reports.

Share This:

This content comes from Closed Captioning that was broadcast along with this program.

>> james whitey bulger should learn his fate as his sentencing hearing gets underway in boston. ron is there with more. good morning.

>> reporter: good morning to you. there were fireworks at trial and there could be fireworks at sentencing at decade of pent up emotions are about to be released. he's had his day in court. two months worth, in fact, now the convicted mob killer get twos days of reconning as victims families are given their say before the judge hands down the sentence. the 84-year-old bulger was found guilty of 11 deaths in the 1970s and 80s becoming one of the fbi's most wanted. captured in 2011 across country in california. his trial, much like the reputation he built was the stuff of hollywood legend.

>> are you still a cop.

>> no.

>> reporter: the legend jake nicholson's gangster character was based on. witnesses had nicknames, the rifle man, executioner and bulger clashed with some of them, lobing f bombs on multiple occasions. the drama grew more intriguing when a potential witness turned up dead. poisoned in what officials say was an unrelated crime. bulger passed on the chance to testify in his own defense labeling the trial a sham. now he will hear from victims' families. one final chapter in a book full of murder and mayhem. prosecutors are asking the judge for