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Breaking silence, “Rifleman”  Flemmi son says gangster’s kin also victims. 

by Shelly Murphy , Boston Globe

James “Whitey’’ Bulger allegedly killed Billy St. Croix’s sister, slowly choking the life out of a young woman who had saved Billy from drowning when he was a boy.

But when Bulger, one of the FBI’s 10 Most Wanted fugitives, was finally captured in Santa Monica, Calif., last June after more than 16 years on the run, St. Croix felt no sense of joy or justice. Unlike other family members of Bulger’s 19 alleged victims, St. Croix did not show up at the federal courthouse to get a look at the notorious gangster.

“Part of me thought he might be dead. Part of me thought the FBI might be hiding him. And part of me didn’t want him to get caught,’’ said St. Croix, 51.

The reason: He knew that Bulger’s return to Boston would take his family back to a place of enormous loss – and shame.

St. Croix’s father is Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi , Bulger’s longtime partner in crime and fellow FBI informant. Flemmi confessed that he watched in 1985 as Bulger allegedly strangled Deborah Hussey, who was St. Croix’s sister. Hussey was the daughter from a previous relationship of Flemmi’s longtime girlfriend.  read more  Here