Ex-partner accuses Bulger of pedophilia in trial
by Denise Lavoie, AP Legal Affairs Writer
July 23, 2013 10:40 AM | 665 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This courtroom sketch depicts Steve Davis, right, brother of homicide victim Debra Davis, allegedly killed by James "Whitey" Bulger, center, as Davis explodes in anger after Bulger's former partner Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, behind right, identified him as a drug user and informant at U.S. District Court, in Boston, Monday, July 22, 2013. U.S. federal judge Denise Casper, behind top left, prosecutor Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Wyshak, left, and Bulger defense attorney Hank Brennan, center left, are depicted in the courtroom. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)
This courtroom sketch depicts Steve Davis, right, brother of homicide victim Debra Davis, allegedly killed by James "Whitey" Bulger, center, as Davis explodes in anger after Bulger's former partner Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi, behind right, identified him as a drug user and informant at U.S. District Court, in Boston, Monday, July 22, 2013. U.S. federal judge Denise Casper, behind top left, prosecutor Assistant U.S. Attorney Fred Wyshak, left, and Bulger defense attorney Hank Brennan, center left, are depicted in the courtroom. (AP Photo/Jane Flavell Collins)
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BOSTON (AP) — The former partner of reputed gangster James "Whitey" Bulger is accusing Bulger of being a pedophile.

Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi is testifying Tuesday at Bulger's racketeering trial.

Bulger's lawyer was pressing Flemmi about his own admission that he engaged in oral sex with his teenage stepdaughter, Deborah Hussey. Flemmi testified that Bulger strangled Hussey after she started using drugs, getting arrested and dropping their names when she got in trouble.

Attorney Hank Brennan then suggested that Flemmi, not Bulger, killed Hussey after she told her mother he molested her. Brennan says Flemmi didn't want to be seen as a pedophile.

Flemmi then says that if Brennan wants to talk about pedophilia, "right over there at that table," gesturing toward where Bulger was seated.

Bulger glanced at Flemmi but did not visibly react.



Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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