'Whitey' Bulger testifier faces murder trial in 1991 slaying

An 81-year-old convicted felon who testified at the trial of convicted Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger will be tried in the 1991 murder of an armored truck guard.

The Telegram & Gazette reports that a judge Wednesday scheduled Ralph DeMasi's trial for Sept. 19.

Authorities allege DeMasi was among four men who held up the armored truck at a Worcester supermarket in May 1991. Guard Edward Morlock Sr. was shot to death. The other three suspects have died.

DeMasi was released in 2013 after serving more than 21 years for another armored car stickup in 1991.

He was indicted in the Worcester case in 2016.

DeMasi's attorneys are seeking dismissal, saying the indictment was impaired by an "unfair and misleading" presentation of evidence.


Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.), http://www.telegram.com