Two life sentences plus five years is the outcome of Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's life as a crime boss. Thursday morning U.S. District Judge Denise Casper sentenced Bulger, condemning his crimes as "heinous" and "all about money," CBS News reported.
Bulger ran Boston's Winter Hill crime gang during the 70s and 80s, where drugs, racketeering, extortion and murder were prevalent.
"The scope, the callousness, the depravity of your crimes are almost unfathomable," Casper told Bulger during the sentencing.
The two day sentencing process began Wednesday, with 12 family members and loved ones of Bulger's victims testifying about Bulger's brutal crimes. They told of gruesome murders and even colder tales that depicted Bulger's lack of humanity..
Sean McGonagle, son of one of Bulger's victims told the court of an account that showed Bulger's callousness for life.
"In '75 you stooped to an all-time low when you called my house and said, 'Your father is not coming home for Christmas,'" McGonagle said. He then recounted that after asking who the caller was on the phone, Bulger told him: "This is Santa Claus."
The words "terrorist," "punk" and "Satan" were used when referring to Bulger. Tears were shed throughout the courtroom.
"The testimony of human suffering that you and your associates inflicted on others was at times agonizing to hear and painful to watch," Casper said. "At times during the trial I wished that we were watching a movie, that what we were hearing was not real."
The impact statements made by some of the victims' families also exposed the role of corrupt FBI agents who took bribes from Bulger while acting as informants.
"They are as responsible for that murder as the defendant here sitting before you," said David Wheeler, son of a businessman who was murdered by one of Bulger's hit men.
Bulger remained quiet throughout both day's proceedings and avoided eye contact with all of the individuals testifying, even when they asked him to look at them.
In August, Bulger was convicted of 11 out of 19 murders he was charged for, along with corruption and racketeering.