(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - A man who claims he witnessed two of Whitey Bulger's alleged hits in 1982 talked with FOX 25's Bob Ward about what he reportedly saw and why he is still scared to come forward.
James "Whitey" Bulger is accused of killing Brian Halloran and Michael Donahue in May of 1982. Halloran was a Bulger associate who allegedly began cooperating with federal officials shortly before he was killed.
Bulger, an FBI informant, is accused of killing the two men when he was tipped off that Halloran was in town.
Donahue was giving Halloran a ride home, and he was in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The man who reportedly witnessed the murders agreed to a television interview, but wanted his face and his voice obscured. He told FOX 25 that he was five feet away when the hit went down near Anthony's Pier 4 in South Boston. He saw two gunmen approach the car and shoot the Donahue, the driver, and Halloran, the passenger.
The witness said he immediately drove away because he did not want to be involved, but somehow 40 minutes later, federal officials were at his girlfriend's house questioning him.
He says he remembers the agents were trying to pin the murders on someone else. He remembers exactly how the agents tried to make him think it was someone else that he saw. The witness said he got a clear view of the two gunmen, and he knows what he saw. He said the men were not wearing disguises.
Bulger associate Kevin Weeks said in his book that Bulger was reportedly wearing a disguise during that particular hit.
James Flynn was eventually arrested for the murders, but was later acquitted.
Bulger is now charged with the murders.