Man Accused of Murder Claims Innocence Proved by Letters from Whitey Bulger

Fred Weichel has spent nearly 33 years in prison for a murder he says he didn’t commit. Today, he’ll try to convince a judge that a series of letters from James “Whitey’’ Bulger prove that claim, The Boston Globe reports.

According to the report, Weichel, 62, will appear in Bristol Superior Court in Fall River today to argue that he is not responsible for the shooting death of 25-year-old Robert LaMonica in 1980 — and that Bulger knows who is:

A judge today will hear arguments over whether to overturn the murder conviction of a South Boston man who has offered letters from James “Whitey’’ Bulger in a bid to support his claim that he has served nearly 33 years in prison for a slaying he did not commit.

You can read the full Boston Globe report here.


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