After each of the three slayings, Flemmi prepared the bodies to be buried by removing the victims' teeth. This practice earned him the nickname "Dr. Mengele," after the infamous Nazi physician, Weeks said.
The victims were buried in the basement of the house only to be moved to another makeshift grave because the owners of the house were selling it.
"It was cheaper to move the bodies than buy house," Weeks explained.
Most of the cross-examination focused on Weeks' decision to testify against his former crime partners, including Bulger, Steven Flemmi and rogue FBI agent John Connolly. Weeks acknowledged that Bulger hated informants, explaining South Boston's code as: "You never give up your friends. You never rat on your enemies. You take care of your own business."
At times Weeks seemed apologetic, saying he had hoped Bulger would never be caught "so he wouldn't be in the circus we're in."
After escaping a 1995 indictment, allegedly on a tip from a rogue FBI agent, Bulger went into hiding for 16 years, landing himself on the FBI's most wanted list before being arrested with his girlfriend in Santa Monica, California, in 2011.
However, Weeks defended his actions, saying he had been shown Bulger's informant file by fellow South Bostonian, or "Southie," and disgraced FBI agent John Connolly and that, "You can't rat on a rat." He says no one has given him any trouble since he returned to South Boston, not even the Italian mafia, which allegedly continues to operate.
When Bulger's lawyer suggested Weeks had lied at times, Weeks shot back almost in disbelief: "I've been lying my whole life. I'm a criminal." But he clarified that his lies were confined to smaller matters, not the testimony he has provided at nearly five trials.
Carney asked, "What lies do you tell your wife?"
"I'm not cheating," said Weeks by way of explanation.
"Does she know you're lying?" asked Carney.
"We're divorced," Weeks responded.