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Alleged Poisoning In Business Deal Gone Bad

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | Crime

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man has pleaded not guilty to murder in the July poisoning death of an alleged extortion victim of Boston gangs...

Officials: Potential Witness In Whitey Bulger Trial Killed By Cyanide Poisoning

AP | Posted 10.20.2013 | Crime

BOSTON -- BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts medical examiner's office determined that cyanide poisoning killed an alleged extortion victim of Boston g...

DA Reveals New Details In Mob Trial Witness Death

AP | Posted 08.02.2013 | Crime

WOBURN, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a Massachusetts man is charged with attempted murder for allegedly poisoning the iced coffee of a man who had h...

Death Of Witness In Mob Trial Deemed 'Suspicious'

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 07.19.2013 | Crime

Authorities say that the death of a man who was on the witness list in the trial of mobster James "Whitey" Bulger is suspicious. The body of Stephe...

Steven Hoffer

Key Bulger Trial Witness Found Dead

HuffingtonPost.com | Steven Hoffer | Posted 07.18.2013 | Crime

A key witness in the trial of alleged Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has been found dead, authorities confirmed Thursday. The body of Stephen...