I bailed out early today right after Martorano finished his testimony. There was one witness still scheduled to testify who was a Boston police officer in the cold case division. He was just being used to put in pictures of the murder scenes so I saw little reason to remain. Plus, it was more than that. I have a sense today that the fight went out of Bulger’s defense team.
Maybe it’s me and they have some sort of strategy but I don’t see it. Today’s session was not to my liking for a lot of reasons. Not least is Wyshak’s ability to take over the courtroom with his talking objections which seem to get sustained by the judge in her frequent rulings on Brennan questions after a Wyshak objection: “sustained as to form of question,” and Brennan coming back and asking which is in effect the same question and it being allowed. But the interruption gives Martorano more time to consider it and come up with an answer.