BOSTON (AP) — Lawyers for mobster James "Whitey" Bulger are headed to court to argue that his trial should be delayed until next November.
Bulger, the former leader of the Winter Hill Gang, is accused of playing a role in 19 murders.
His trial is scheduled to begin in March, but his lawyers say they need more time to prepare.
They are scheduled to make arguments Thursday to U.S. District Court Judge Richard Stearns, who has twice rejected a defense request to recuse himself from Bulger's trial.
Bulger's lawyers say Stearns should not preside at Bulger's trial because he was a federal prosecutor during a time in which Bulger claims he was given immunity for crimes he committed while he was also an FBI informant on the Mafia, his gang's main rival.