James 'Whitey' Bulger trial

Associated Press
This undated photo released by the U.S. Attorney's Office and presented as evidence Wednesday, June 19, 2013, during the trial of James "Whitey" Bulger in U.S. District Court in Boston, shows a car with bullet holes in the door and a bloody cap on the seat. Bulger, the reputed former head of the mostly Irish-American Winter Hill Gang based in South Boston, is accused of playing a role in 19 killings during the 1970s and '80s. (AP PhotoU.S. Attorney's Office)

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A Florida appeals court has overturned the murder conviction for a former FBI agent linked to mobster Whitey Bulger.

The 3rd District Court of Appeal ruled Wednesday that former agent John Connolly was improperly convicted and sentenced to 40 years in prison for his role in the 1982 slaying of a gambling executive. A hit man testified that he killed World Jai-Alai President John Callahan after ex-agent Connolly tipped Bulger and others that the executive would implicate them in another death. (AP)

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