Hearing postponed for suspect in death of former Bulger witness

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CONCORD, Mass. (AP) — A dangerousness hearing for a Sudbury man charged in connection with the death of a man who said he was extorted by reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger has been postponed to Sept. 10.

William Camuti was scheduled to appear Tuesday in Concord District Court for a hearing to determine whether he was a danger to the public.

Instead, the prosecutor and the defense met with a judge to schedule a new date.

The postponement was requested by the defense.

The 69-year-old Camuti is being held without bail after pleading not guilty to attempted murder for allegedly lacing an iced coffee he gave to Stephen Rakes with potassium cyanide. Authorities say Camuti owed Rakes money.

Prosecutors say Rakes and his ex-wife were forced to sell their South Boston liquor store in 1984 to Bulger.