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BOSTON (AP) – A man who has spent more than three decades in prison for murder is asking for a new trial, claiming he has corroboration for his claim that gangster James “Whitey” Bulger framed him.Fred Weichel says

Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi told federal prosecutors last year that Bulger urged a corrupt FBI agent not to tell authorities he saw Weichel at a bar shortly before Robert LaMonica was fatally shot in 1980. Weichel’s lawyers say that alibi could have made a big difference at his 1981 trial.A
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