Convicted mob killer James “Whitey” Bulger — found guilty in 11 of 19 murders yesterday — has “regrets” about some of the killings, and even sympathy for the victims' families, his ungagged lawyer told the Boston Herald, offering the first insight into the ?aging gangster's mindset about his victims since his capture two years ago.”Jim has regrets regarding several of the killings,” attorney J.W. Carney Jr. said, though he declined to say which ones.
Tommy Donahue, whose father, Michael ?Donahue, was murdered by Bulger in 1982, said, “He doesn't care about anybody he killed. He doesn't care about anybody he extorted. He's just a sick, psycho individual.” A man identified as Scott Hotyckey, “Juror No. 5,” told WBZ-TV tensions ran high on the jury, with people “slamming doors” and “wanting to get off the jury.” He said some feared retaliation. He also told the station he was underwhelmed by the defense attacks on FBI corruption, saying, “The FBI wasn't on trial.”