Notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was found dead on Tuesday at a prison in West Virginia, one day after he was transferred to the high-security facility to serve the remainder of two life sentences for a string of brutal crimes, the Federal Bureau of Prisons said.
According to press reports, Bulger, 89, who spent years on the run as one of America’s most-wanted fugitives, was murdered but there was no immediate confirmation from the authorities.
The Boston Globe, citing three people who spoke on condition of anonymity, said a “fellow inmate with Mafia ties” was being investigated in connection with Bulger’s death.
The former head of South Boston’s “Winter Hill Gang” was found “unresponsive” Tuesday morning at the Hazelton penitentiary in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, the…
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