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Potential witness in Whitey Bulger trial poisoned

(Fox News) A potential witness in the James “Whitey” Bulger trial whose body was found in the woods of a Boston suburb last month was poisoned, authorities said Friday.

William Camuti, 69, was charged with attempted murder in the death of Stephen Rakes, who reportedly owed him money.

When asked if the alleged murder was linked to the Bulger case, Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan said, “our investigation indicates that Mr. Camuti acted alone.”

A statement from Ryan’s office said Rakes and Camuti met for coffee at a McDonalds in Waltham on July 16 and Camuti purchased two iced coffees, one of which he allegedly laced with two teaspoons of potassium cyanide before giving it to Rakes to drink.

He then allegedly drove around with Rakes in his car before dumping the body in a wooded area of Lincoln, where it was found by joggers the next day.