Ex-partner says Bulger killed women, was pedophile

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BOSTON (AP) — James "Whitey" Bulger's former partner will be back on the witness stand for a fifth day to testify about killings and other crimes Bulger is accused of committing during the 1970s and '80s.

Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi is due back in court Wednesday. One of the prosecution's star witnesses, he has been undergoing a relentless cross-examination by Bulger's lawyer.

On Tuesday, a combative Flemmi stuck to his claim that he watched as Bulger strangled two young women: Flemmi's girlfriend, Debra Davis, and the daughter of another Flemmi girlfriend, Deborah Hussey.

The 83-year-old Bulger is accused of participating in 19 killings. Flemmi is serving a life sentence after pleading guilty to 10 murders.

Prosecutors expect to rest their case this week, followed by the defense case.

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