Wednesday, July 3, 2013

PODCAST: Tom Donahue, murder victim’s son, on defense’s good job exposing the truth

One of the more memorable moments of the James “Whitey” Bulger trial took place on June 19 when Tom Donahue – whose father was killed in 1982 allegedly at the hands of Bulger – approached defense attorney Hank Brennan outside the courtside.

Brennan had just finished cross-examining cooperating witness John Martorano when Donahue pulled him aside, shook his hand, and told him what an exceptional job he thought the Boston lawyer was doing in exposing the truth.

In today’s Bulger Beat podcast, Donahue explains why he felt the need to congratulate Brennan.

While Donahue is no fan of Bulger and is hoping the jury convicts him of all the charges, he talked to Lawyers Weekly about why he has begun, in some ways, to begin to pull for the defense.