The atrocious details emerging from the Whitey Bulger trial are detestable. Just recently, another grisly development with the discovery of the body of Stephen Rakes, former South Boston liquor store owner who claimed Bulger extorted him out of his business.

Rakes had been waiting for years to tell his story in a court of law, but was denied that opportunity when he was told his testimony would not be needed. The next day, Rakes was found dead. With no visible trauma on his body, that was found miles away from his parked car, I wonder if Rakes was poisoned?

Who and why would anyone want Rakes murdered at this point in life? What are your thoughts?