Bulger's attorneys filed a motion late Sunday seeking to have the jury sequestered when it begins deliberating. They cited the "extremely prejudicial" coverage of the trial by the news media. The attorneys have not said if their client will take the stand. The defense has spent a significant amount of their time during cross-examination trying to show jurors the Bulger wasn't a government informant as federal agents and others testified. Defense attorney J.W. Carney Jr. told the court his aim is to undermine the credibility of government witnesses. Carney also hopes to call Marion Hussey, the mother of murder victim Deborah Hussey, who he said could bolster the defense claim that it was Flemmi, not Bulger, who killed her daughter. The defense will call a maximum of 16 witnesses after Bulger's attorneys said they no longer planned to call some people and the judge ruled testimony from several others would be irrelevant.
Eleven men and seven women make up the panel of 12 regular jurors and six alternates.
The defense is expected to begin calling witnesses Monday.