Whitey Bulger, Boston gangster, found slain in prison at 89

Whitey Bulger, Boston gangster, found slain in prison at 89

Whitey Bulger, Boston gangster, found slain in prison at 89

Bulger, 89, was found unresponsive at 8:20 a.m., according to a statement from the prisons bureau.

Bulger had just been moved to the Hazleton facility where he was found.

James "Whitey" Bulger, the longtime gangster who became an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant and later a most-wanted fugitive, was killed at the Penitentiary Hazelton in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia on October 30, said officials.

The Associated Press reported that the Federal Bureau of Prisons online inmate log on Tuesday listed Bulger as an inmate at USP Hazelton.

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. He was convicted in 2013 for playing a role in 11 murders.

Bulger was serving a life sentence. A prison source told TMZ that Bulger was attacked by three fellow prisoners on Tuesday morning. Bulger also served as the inspiration for Jack Nicholson's character Frank Costello in Martin Scorsese's 2006 film The Departed.

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Bulger, previously held in Florida, was convicted of 11 murders himself during his bloody reign as crime boss in his hometown of Boston.

Bulger grew up in Boston, and became the head of the feared Winter Hill Gang.

She is now behind bars at a federal women's prison in Minnesota serving an eight-year sentence.

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.

Now 67, Greig pleaded guilty in 2012 to identity fraud and harboring Bulger. He had a kind of Robin Hood-like image among some locals, but authorities said he would put a bullet in the brain of anyone who he even suspected of double-crossing him. "They don't get any colder than him", Duffy said after Bulger was finally captured in June 2011.

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