Former Bulger protege to face tough questioning

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BOSTON (AP) - James "Whitey" Bulger's former right-hand man has testified about two killings he claims he saw Bulger commit.
   
Kevin Weeks will be back on the witness stand Tuesday in federal court. He is expected to describe three more slayings he claims Bulger committed while he was the leader of the Winter Hill Gang.
   
Weeks on Monday said he saw Bulger open fire on a car and kill Edward "Brian" Halloran and Michael Donahue as they left a South Boston restaurant in May 1982.
   
Weeks pleaded guilty to being an accessory to five murders and agreed to testify against Bulger. He served five years in prison.
   
Bulger's lawyers have criticized the plea agreement Weeks reached with prosecutors and challenged his credibility.
   
The 83-year-old Bulger has pleaded not guilty to playing a role in 19 killings.

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