James 'Whitey' Bulger killed at US Penitentiary Hazelton in WV

31 October, 2018, 00:46 | Author: Gregory Stephens
  • Infamous mobster Whitey Bulger killed in West Virginia prison

James "Whitey" Bulger, the notorious Boston mob boss, died Tuesday after being found unresponsive at a West Virginia federal prison, authorities said.

- With a file from the Associated Press. His dark life story also inspired several other films, such as The Departed, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2006. He also served as an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant who ratted on his gang's main rival. He had just recently arrived at Hazelton.

There was no love lost for Bulger on the Boston streets he once ruled.

In one of those heartfelt letters, Bulger wrote: 'My 16 years on the run were the happiest years of my life and hers.

Donahue's widow Patricia told WBZ-TV that she was a little surprised to hear that Bulger was killed. During the years he was a fugitive, the Federal Bureau of Investigation battled a public perception that it had not tried very hard to find him.


Bulger was convicted in 2013 of being complicit in 11 mob killings.

For the career of violence, Bulger was sentenced to two life sentences.

He had been in a prison in Florida before a stopover at a transfer facility in Oklahoma City. A prison source told TMZ that Bulger was attacked by three fellow prisoners on Tuesday morning. He was pronounced dead by the Preston County medical examiner after failed life-saving measures.No staff or other inmates were injured, the prisons bureau said.

But Whitey made it back to Boston where he slowly resumed a career in crime that led him to Somerville's Winter Hill Gang, a rag-tag band of thieves that dabbled in stolen goods, bookmaking, extortion and drugs.

Bulger would pen notes on his lawyer's legal pad at his cell in MA back in 2014 and have them delivered via his lawyer to Greig who was detained at a Rhode Island Jail at the time.

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