Boston Gangster James "Whitey" Bulger Beaten To Death In A West Virginia
Notorious Criminal James "Whitey" Bulger Found Dead In West Virginia Federal Prison
- Boston mob boss, James "Whitey" Bulger was found dead inside a prison on Tuesday.
- The 89-year-old criminal was beaten to death by three of the inmates, authorities reported.
- He was transferred to the USP Hazelton, a high-security prison just a day before he was found dead.
- He was sentenced to two life sentence and an additional five years in prison for his involvement in 11 murders, that happened from 1973 to 1985.
- He fled his hometown Boston with his girlfriend Catherine Greig in 1994 and spent 16 years as Charlie and Carol Gasko in Santa Monica, Calif.
Infamous Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was found dead in West Virginia federal prison on Tuesday, 30th October around five years after he was sentenced to life imprisonment.
The Department of Justice said that the notorious Boston mob boss, 89, was found unresponsive around 8:20 on Tuesday morning. Officials told Bulger was beaten severely to death by three of the inmates.
The other prisoners bind Bulger on a wheelchair and took him to a corner which couldn't be seen by the surveillance cameras.
The Federal Bureau of Prisons authorities said Bulger was transferred to USP Hazelton, a high-security prison in West Virginia a day before his death. The case has been investigated as a homicide, said prison union official.
Michael Kendall, a former federal prosecutor from Boston said,
Anyone in criminal activity with him feels grossly betrayed that he was informing on them while he was supposedly their comrade and friend.
And anyone committed to law enforcement wouldn't consider him a legitimate informant, because he just manipulated law enforcement to carry out criminal activity-including murderers.
Bulger was arrested in June 2011 after absconding police for over 16 years and was sentenced in November 2013 to two life term imprisonment and an additional five years for his involvement in 11 murders.
He was convicted of 31 counts of felony charges that include racketeering, money laundering, drug dealing, extortion, and weapon possession. He was found guilty in 11 killings that range from 1973 through 1985.
His girlfriend, Catherine Greig was arrested in 2012 and sentenced to eight years in federal prison in Massachusetts for helping her beau avoid capture and identity fraud. The lovebirds lived as Charlie and Carol Gasko in Santa Monica, Calif. for 16 years which the late mob boss described as a "16-year honeymoon."
Bulger's life story became a partial inspiration for Jack Nicholson starrer 2006 movie The Departed which later won Oscar for the Best Film Of The Year. In 2015, Johnny Depp portrayed Bulger in Black Mass.
James "Whitey" Bulger was born on September 13, 1929, in Boston, Massachusetts.