Mass. prosecutors mull state charges vs. Bulger

FILE - This June 23, 2011 booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger, who fled Boston in 1994 and wasn't captured until 2011 in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years on the run. (AP Photo/ U.S. Marshals Service, File)
FILE - This June 23, 2011 booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger, who fled Boston in 1994 and wasn't captured until 2011 in Santa Monica, Calif., after 16 years on the run. (AP Photo/ U.S. Marshals Service, File)

BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors in Massachusetts plan to meet with their federal counterparts to determine whether murder or other charges can be brought against James “Whitey” Bulger or his associates at the state level now that his federal trial is over.

A spokesman for Suffolk District Attorney Daniel Conley says the office is “always looking for evidence that can help us investigate and prosecute Suffolk County homicides.”

Bulger was convicted Monday in 11 killings. He has never been charged with murder in a Massachusetts court.

State prosecutors tell The Boston Globe that Bulger’s associates could also face trial, including one man who allegedly took part in several slayings and disposing of bodies. That man has never been charged.

Prosecutors in Florida and Oklahoma are also mulling charges against Bulger.

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Information from: The Boston Globe, http://www.bostonglobe.com

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