James 'Whitey' Bulger Sentenced to Life for Murders
11/14/2013 AT 01:00 PM EST
Bulger, 84, was defiant to the end, calling his trial on racketeering charges a sham and refusing to testify or provide information to probation officials preparing a sentencing report for the judge.
A Boston jury convicted Bulger in August in a broad racketeering indictment that included murder, extortion, money-laundering and weapons charges.
The jury convicted Bulger in 11 of the 19 killings he was charged with participating in but acquitted him of seven and could not reach a conclusion on an eighth.
Judge Denise Casper heard testimony Wednesday from a dozen relatives among the 19 slaying victims. They called him a terrorist, a punk and even Satan. Prosecutors called him a sociopath.