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New knowledge  has surfaced about Stephen “Stippo” Rakes  , the man who was discovered dead the day after prosecutors put out the word he would not testify as a witness in the racketeering  trial of  reputed  Boston mob boss  James “Whitey” Bulger.

Police say his murder may have had nothing to do with Whitey Bulger’s trial or his organized crime network of maniacal mobsters

Rakes who was supposedly  the victim in a vicious shakedown involving the sale of his Southie liquor store === was poisoned to death with potassium cyanide put  in his coffee

   Jim Armstrong reports.