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Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Notorious Boston mob boss Whitey Bulger is KILLED behind bars by 'fellow inmate with Mafia ties', shortly after being transferred to federal prison in West Virginia to continue serving life for 11 murders

  • James Joseph 'Whitey' Bulger Jr, 89, was killed in prison overnight on Tuesday 
  • Bulger had recently been transferred to USP Hazelton in West Virginia 
  • He was slain inside the prison in Bruceton Mills shortly after the transfer 
  • Fellow inmate with connections to the Mafia is under investigation in the murder 
  • Bulger was notoriously said to be an FBI informant but had always denied it 
  • Correction officers' union at the prison complained of chronic under-staffing 
  • There were at least three homicides at Hazelton in recent months, union says
Boston gangster James 'Whitey' Bulger Jr. has been killed behind bars shortly after he was transferred to a federal prison in West Virginia. He was 89.
Bulger was listed as transferred on Tuesday to USP Hazelton, a high-security prison with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp in Bruceton Mills.
He was killed inside the prison overnight on Tuesday, two sources told the Boston Globe.  
A fellow inmate with Mafia connections is being investigated in the homicide, the sources said.
The FBI has said that Bulger served as an FBI informant as far back as 1975, though he always denied the claim.
The organized crime boss had been convicted in 2013 of killing at least 11 people and was serving a life sentence.
James "Whitey" Bulger has reportedly been killed in a federal prison in West VirginiaHe was one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives for 16 years until his 2011 arrest in Santa Monica, California.  
James "Whitey" Bulger, right, is seen after a hearing in 2011 as he is escorted from a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter to a waiting vehicle at an airport in Plymouth, MassachusettsJ
ames 'Whitey' Bulger, right, is seen after a hearing in 2011 as he is escorted from a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter to a waiting vehicle at an airport in Plymouth, Massachusetts
The entrance to USP Hazelton in West Virginia is seen in a file photo. Bulger had recently been transferred to the facility when he was killed
The entrance to USP Hazelton in West Virginia is seen in a file photo. Bulger had recently been transferred to the facility when he was killed
Boston-based reporter Michele McPhee was the first to break news that Bulger had been killed.
Richard Heldreth, the president of the corrections officers' union at Hazelton, told WVNews that a male inmate had been slain there overnight, but was unable to immediately confirm the inmate's identity.
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 three months, there have been three homicides at Hazelton, with the officers' union blaming chronic under-staffing.
'We are very understaffed,' the union president toldWPRI12.
Bulger was serving a life sentence after being convicted in 2013 of a litany of crimes, including participating in 11 murders.  
Bulger poses for a mugshot on his arrival at the Federal Penitentiary at Alcatraz on November 16, 1959 in San Francisco, California. Reports have emerged the gangster was slain in prison
Bulger poses for a mugshot on his arrival at the Federal Penitentiary at Alcatraz on November 16, 1959 in San Francisco, California. Reports have emerged the gangster was slain in prison
Bulger in an undated photoBulger in an undated photo
Bulger is pictured left and right in undated photos. He was one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives for 16 years until his 2011 arrest in Santa Monica, California.
View of the door of the apartment 303 of the Princess Eugenia building in Santa Monica, California on June 23, 2011, where James "Whitey" Bulger was arrested the day prior
View of the door of the apartment 303 of the Princess Eugenia building in Santa Monica, California on June 23, 2011, where James 'Whitey' Bulger was arrested the day prior
A 2011 photo hows bundles of cash seized from Whitey Bulger's apartment in Santa Monica, California, following his arrest. A cache of weapons including a number of handguns, an assault rifle and a sawed-off shotgun were also found during the search
A 2011 photo hows bundles of cash seized from Whitey Bulger's apartment in Santa Monica, California, following his arrest. A cache of weapons including a number of handguns, an assault rifle and a sawed-off shotgun were also found during the searchcdfdgrt


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