Stephen Rakes

 

 

Age: 59

 

Summary: former liquor store owner who once sued the FBI for failing to protect him from one of notorious South Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's extortion schemes and became among one of many potential witnesses scheduled to testify against Bulger's feared "Winter Hill" gang who were due to take the witness stand in the mob boss's federal racketeering trial after Bulger was charged with committing or ordering 19 murders in the 1970's and 1980's.

 

 

Cause of Death: Homicide by cyanide poisoning

 

Born: February 3, 1954

 

Died: July 17, 2013

 

Location: Lincoln, Massachusetts