Ex-agent apologizes at Bulger trial for killing

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By DENISE LAVOIE, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — A former FBI agent who admitted taking payoffs from James "Whitey" Bulger appeared to choke back tears as he offered a dramatic apology to the family of one of the reputed gangster's alleged murder victims.

Jim Morris' voice cracked as he told a widow and her three sons during cross examination at Bulger's racketeering trial Monday that he apologized for "things that I may have done and things that I didn't do." Morris testified earlier that he played "no direct role" in the killing of two men.

Patricia Donahue says Morris' apology comes "way, way too late."

The 83-year-old Bulger is charged with participating in 19 murders in the 1970s and '80s while he allegedly led the notorious Winter Hill Gang.

Testimony in the case is to continue Tuesday.

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