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Crime Boston gangster victim's widow calls sale of prison ID card 'creepy'

16:51  27 march  2018
16:51  27 march  2018 Source:   wcvb.com

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BOSTON — The prison identification card of Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has sold at auction for more than ,000, drawing condemnation from the widow of one of his victims and a victim ’ s rights advocate. Lelands.com says the badge was sold last week to an anonymous private

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Lelands.com says the badge was sold last week to an anonymous private collector.

Mary Callahan's husband, John, was killed on Bulger's orders in 1982. She told the Boston Herald the sale was "creepy." The 78-year-old widow says she's trying to get by on a fixed income and could use that kind of money.

Andy Kahan said the sale of so-called "murderabilia" is a burgeoning business. He called it "revolting and disgusting" that items that belonged to people convicted of killing someone can be sold through a third party for profit.

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