Family Members Of Alleged Bulger Victims Testify In Case

CBS Boston

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BOSTON (AP) — It was Mother’s Day weekend 1982, and Michael Donahue stopped in at his wife’s salon for a haircut.

He said he was going to get some bait to take their 8-year-old son fishing. She never saw him alive again.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Lana Jones reports
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Donahue was gunned down that night as he and another man left a Boston restaurant.

Prosecutors say Donahue was killed by reputed gangster James “Whitey” Bulger because he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. He happened to offer a ride home to Edward “Brian” Halloran, a man Donahue had occasionally worked with as a Teamster. Prosecutors say Bulger targeted Halloran, a former associate, because he had become an informant.

As Patricia Donahue described that day from the witness stand Friday in Bulger’s racketeering trial, her three…

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