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Notorious ex-mob boss found guilty of racketeering

Former Boston mob boss James 'Whitey' Bulger, who inspired Jack Nicholson's character in the Oscar-winning film 'The Departed', has been found guilty of a racketeering conspiracy.

Former mob boss and fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger. Credit: Reuters

The jury of eight men and four women reached its verdict after hearing testimonies about drug trafficking, loansharking, bookmaking, extortion and murder.

Bulger, who ran Boston's Irish mob 'Winter Hill' from the early 1970s until 1995 when he fled the city, was charged with 32 counts including accusations he was involved with 19 killings.

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Two students charged in Boston Marathon investigation

Two students from Kazakhstan have been indicted by a grand jury on obstruction of justice charges for helping the accused Boston Marathon bombers to hide evidence after the April attack that killed three people and injured 264, the US Attorney's office for Massachusetts said.

Runners continuing to run towards the finish line of the Boston Marathon as an explosion erupted near the finish line of the race. Credit: Reuters

Images released of Boston bombing suspect capture

New images of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect show him bloody and dishevelled with the red dot of a sniper's rifle laser sight on his forehead after police found him hiding in a boat.

The pictures were taken by Massachusetts State Police tactical photographer Sergeant Sean Murphy of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on April 19 after he was captured, four days after the bombing.

He released the images to show the "real Boston bomber, not someone fluffed and buffed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine."

Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after he was captured by police. Credit: Sergeant Sean Murphy
The suspect was found hiding on a boat looking bloodied and dishevelled. Credit: Sergeant Sean Murphy

Officer 'relieved of duty' over Boston manhunt images

The police photographer who released images from the day the surviving Boston bombing suspect was captured has reportedly been "relieved of duty".

Boston Magazine editor John Wolfson wrote:

A state police spokesman said the agency did not authorise the release of the photographs.

Photos released of Boston bombing suspect's capture

A police photographer has released images from the day the surviving Boston bombing suspect was captured because he was furious with a Rolling Stone magazine cover photo.

The photographs released by Massachusetts State Police tactical photographer Sgt Sean Murphy to Boston Magazine show a dishevelled Dzhokhar Tsarnaev with the red dot of a sniper's rifle laser sight on his forehead.

The Rolling Stone cover which will be published on August 1. Credit: Rolling Stone

In a statement to the magazine, Sgt Murphy said Tsarnaev was evil and his photos showed the "real Boston bomber, not someone fluffed and buffed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine".

He said the Rolling Stone cover insulted officers killed in the line of duty, their colleagues and their families by glamorising the "face of terror".

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