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Bulger jury selection process continues

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BOSTON (AP) — The task of picking a jury for the federal trial of James "Whitey" Bulger is continuing.

About 150 people not eliminated after filling out a juror questionnaire are scheduled to report to U.S. District Court in Boston on Monday for individual questioning by lawyers and the judge.

The goal is to select 18 jurors — 12 regular jurors and six alternates.

More than 350 people who filled out the questionnaire have already been dismissed from consideration. The judge has said she wants opening statements on Wednesday, but Bulger's attorneys are now asking for the trial to be delayed. The motion was filed Monday morning.

The 83-year-old Bulger was one of the nation's most wanted fugitives after he fled Boston in 1994. He was captured in 2011 in California where he had been living under an assumed name with his longtime girlfriend. He's charged in connection with 19 killings.

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