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Elderly felon who testified at trial of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger to stand trial for 1991 murder

March 11, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Elderly felon who testified at trial of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger to stand trial for 1991 murder

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An 81-year-old convicted felon who testified at the trial of convicted Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger is set to stand trial for the 20-year-old killing of an armored truck guard

A judge on Wednesday scheduled Sept 19th for the murder trial for Ralph DeMasi, according to The Telegram & Gazette.

Prosecutors say DiMasi and three other suspects robbed an armored truck at a Worcester supermarket resulting in the shooting death of guard Edward Morlock Sr on May 18th 1991.

The three other suspects have all since died.

DeMasi was released from prison after serving a 21-year sentence for the robbery of another Brink’s armored car in Newburyport in 1991.

Authorities charged DeMasi in the Worcester case in 2016.

Attorneys had sought to dismiss the case against Demasi claiming the indictment was compromised by an “unfair and misleading” portrayal of evidence.

The elderly felon was an associate of Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger.

DeMasi testified in 2013 at Bulger’s trial, who was accused of 19 killings as the head of the Winter Hill Gang.

During testimony, DeMasi recalled how he was a passenger in a car in South Boston in 1973 when a hitman for Bulger’s crew pulled alongside the vehicle and opened fire.

DeMasi suffered 8 gunshot wounds while the driver was shot 17 times and died instantly.

Bulger was eventually convicted and is serving a life sentence for 11 of those murders.

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