Infamous Boston Mob Boss Whitey Bulger Has Reportedly Been Killed In Prison

Infamous mobster Whitey Bulger killed in West Virginia prison

The US Justice Department indicated that Bulger had been found at roughly 8:20 a.m. local time on Tuesday and that prison staffers had attempted to resuscitate him. With a $2 million reward on his head, Bulger became one of the FBI's "Ten Most Wanted" criminals, with a place just below Osama bin Laden.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., had recently joined other officials in sending a letter to Attorney General Jeff Sessions voicing concerns over staffing levels at federal prisons, including Hazelton.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents overseeing Bulger as an informant later testified that Bulger could commit any crime, except murder, in exchange for information.

Bulger spent 16 years on the FBI's Most Wanted list after going on the lam, fleeing his hometown as the feds closed in.

Bulger was serving a life sentence, and is said to have been suffering from poor health, but alternative reports from Fox News now claim that Bulger was actually killed in prison. Details of his death have not been announced.

No employees were injured in the incident, but the area was understaffed, Heldreth said. His dark life story also inspired several other films, such as The Departed, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2006.




Patricia Donahue's husband, Michael, was killed in 1982 when he offered a ride home to a man allegedly targeted for death by Bulger because he was talking to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

A prison worker said Bulger, who had been serving a life sentence for 11 murders, had been transferred to the Hazelton prison after he had threatened a staff member at the Coleman prison complex in Sumterville, Florida.

Bulger was born September 3, 1929, in Boston.

"And my thing is, as far as I'm concerned, I didn't get a fair trial", Bulger said, when he revealed he would not testify.

Now 67, Greig pleaded guilty in 2012 to identity fraud and harboring Bulger. "They don't get any colder than him", Duffy said after Bulger was finally captured in June 2011.

She was sentenced to eight years in prison for helping Bulger evade the law. Though he was known to have medical ailments, it's not clear why he was on the move.

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