Victims' relatives to testify in Bulger trial

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BOSTON (AP) - After hearing three days of testimony from a hit man who admitted killing 20 people, jurors in the racketeering trial of James "Whitey" Bulger will soon get to hear from the families of some of those victims.
   
Prosecutors plan to begin calling relatives Thursday. Judge Denise Casper ruled earlier that their testimony will be limited. They will not be allowed to describe the emotional impact of losing their loved ones.
   
John Martorano, a confessed killer, finished testifying Wednesday after describing 11 murders he said Bulger was somehow involved in, either by helping plan them, cleaning up afterward or being one of the shooters.
   
Bulger is accused of playing a role in 19 killings during the 1970s and '80s. He has pleaded not guilty.

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