Murdered wheelchair-bound mob boss Whitey Bulger, 89, was ‘wheeled away from security cameras by three inmates with mafia ties before they beat him to death with a lock in a sock and tried to gouge his eyes out’
Notorious mob boss James Joseph ‘Whitey’ Bulger Jr, 89, was killed in prison overnight on Tuesday, reportedly beaten with a lock in a sock, his eyes partly gouged
The wheelchair-bound mobster reportedly was ‘wheeled away from security cameras by three inmates with mafia ties before they beat him to death
Bulger was slain inside the prison within two days of his being transferred to USP Hazelton in West Virginia
Bulger was notoriously said to be an FBI informant but had always denied it, sources said he was about to dish on FBI informant program
Fellow inmate with connections to the Mafia is under investigation in the murder
Bulger who went on the run in 1995, was at the top of the FBI’s most wanted for 16 years until his 2011 arrest
He was serving two life sentences after his 2013 conviction for 11 murders
Correction officers’ union at the prison complained of chronic under-staffing – There have been at least three homicides at Hazelton in recent months
Boston mob boss and FBI mole, James “Whitey” Bulger was killed Tuesday, shortly after being transferred to a federal prison in West Virginia, a law enforcement
Infamous Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger Jr was killed Tuesday, shortly after being transferred to a federal prison in West Virginia.Thee Boston gangster was murdered behind bars one day after he was transferred to a federal prison in West Virginia. He was 89.
Bulger was found dead overnight on Tuesday at USP Hazelton, a high-security prison with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp in Bruceton Mills.
A prison source told TMZ that wheelchair-bound Bulger was in general population when three inmates rolled him to a corner out of view of surveillance cameras, beat him in the head with a lock in a sock, and attempted to gouge his eyes out.
Bulger has had a target on his back since it emerged in Bulger’s 2013 trial that he had served as an FBI informant as far back as 1975, though he always denied the claim.
Law enforcement sources claim Whitey had been mouthing off about outing people in the top echelon of the FBI informant program.
The sources said he hadn’t even been processed at the West Virginia facility when he was killed. But someone who knew he was being transferred put the word out
It is believed that the killer had to know the lifer was coming.
It has been speculated that Bulger was set to open up to snitch on claims of abuses in the Feds’ informant program, to a congressional oversight committee, and word got out.
Bulger’s family said on Tuesday they were yet to be notified of his death.
Meanwhile, a fellow inmate with Mafia connections allegedly, is being investigated in the homicide.
After his capture in Santa Monica, Calif, in 2011, James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, [in orange reg uniform], is escorted from a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter to a waiting vehicle at an airport in Plymouth, Mass
Bulger was just a day old at USP Hazelton in West Virginia when he was murdered, allegedly by three other inmates on Tuesday
Bulger’ co-tenants at Hazelton: Boston mobster Paul Weadick, [left], was sent to Hazelton this summer after his murder conviction alongside Francis ‘Cadillac Frank’ Salemme [right] who was Bulger’s codefendant in a federal racketeering indictment in 1999
Bulger had recently been moved Hazelton from a prison in Florida after a stint in a transfer facility in Oklahoma City. Bureau of Prisons officials and his attorney declined last week to comment on why he was being moved.
In the past seven months, there have been three homicides at Hazelton, with the officers’ union blaming chronic under-staffing.
‘This facility is severely understaffed,’ the union president told the Globe.
Bulger was born in Boston on September 3, 1929, the son of a longshoreman and his first-generation Irish immigrant wife.
Whitey Bulger [L-R], was one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives for 16 years until his 2011 arrest in Santa Monica, California in 2018: He was serving two life sentences when he was found dead inside USP Hazelton at 8.20am, the day after he was transferred to the federal prison in WVa
Bulger’s record began when he was arrested at the age 14, in 1943, when he began running with a street gang called the Shamrocks and was charged with larceny.
Police gave young Bulger the nickname ‘Whitey’ early in his criminal career, a reference to his blond hair. Bulger is said to have hated the moniker, but it stuck.
Following a stint in the Air Force, Bulger served his first federal prison sentence starting in 1956 on armed robbery and truck hijacking charges.
Bulger went on to rule the Boston underworld with an iron fist for nearly 30 years, protected by feds who had him working for them as a high value informant.
His deal with the FBI gave him virtual impunity to commit crimes. FBI agents later testified that Bulger had been allowed to commit any crime except for murder in exchange for information.
By 1995, his FBI shield couldn’t to provide cover from a sweeping federal indictment on obstruction of justice, racketeering, drug dealing and extortion charges.
After his FBI handler John Connolly tipped him off that the indictment was about to drop, Bulger went on the run with his girlfriend Catherine Grieg, landing him at the top of the FBI’s ‘Ten Most Wanted’ list, for 16 years.
FBI handouts from the 1980s s show fugitive James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, who remained at large for 16 years. He was captured in 2011
Gangster’s moll Catherine Grieg [photo], was arrested alongside her boyfriend Bulger in Santa Monica in 2011. She is serving out an 8-year sentence
Catherine Greig was the longtime girlfriend of notorious Boston kingpin James ‘Whitey’ Bulger who was killed behind bars at the age of 89 on Tuesday.
Greig, now 67, helped Bulger, who was wanted by the FBI, evade capture for 16 years and was arrested with her lover in Santa Monica, California on June 22, 2011.
Prosecutors said that Greig had numerous opportunities to leave Bulger or report him, but she never did. Instead the couple posed as married retirees from Chicago.
She was sentenced to eight years in jail in June 2012 after pleading guilty to conspiracy to harbor a fugitive, identity fraud, and conspiracy to commit identity fraud.
Greig and Bulger started dating in the 1970s and lived together in Boston. She was 24 when she met Bulger, 22 years her senior.
They pair fled the law in early 1995 and the two maintained their romance even as they were both arrested in 2011. In a heart-felt letter to his attorney after the arrest, Bulger wrote: ‘My 16 years on the run were the happiest years of my life and hers. Memories sustain me.’
‘If I met Catherine at a younger age I would have had a better life. She was the best thing that ever happened to me,’ he added.
In her plea deal she admitted she used aliases, unlawfully obtained identification documents and repeatedly helped Bulger obtain prescription medication from a pharmacy by claiming to be his wife.
She is currently serving out an eight year sentence at a minimum-security facility in Waseca, Minnesota with a projected release date in 2019.
One of the many aliases Bulger used while on the run was that of James Lawlor, a man who Bulger found living on the street in the Los Angeles area.
Loving couple: Whitey Bulger and Catherine Grieg are seen together in an undated photo which was used as evidence by Bulger’s defense team in court in 2013