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Topic - John Connolly
A divided appeals court on Wednesday threw out the murder conviction and lengthy prison sentence for a former FBI agent in the decades-old mob-style killing of a gambling executive, one of numerous slayings linked to jailed Boston mobster James "Whitey" Bulger.
The race to replace Boston Mayor Thomas Menino was the most expensive mayoral contest in Massachusetts history.
State Rep. Martin Walsh was elected mayor of Boston on Tuesday, defeating City Councilor and fellow Democrat John Connolly in the hard-fought race to succeed longtime Mayor Thomas Menino.
Connolly has long denied a role in Callahan's slaying.
"We came up short tonight, but I am very proud of how we ran this campaign," Connolly said. "This campaign looked like the entire city of Boston from Day 1 and I'm so proud of that."