‘Whitey’ Bulger dead: Inmate with Mafia ties investigated in killing

BostonGlobe.com | 10/30/2018 | Shelley Murphy - Reporter and Kevin Cullen - Columnist
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In a violent end to a long and murderous career, notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger was killed Tuesday at a West Virginia prison, officials said.

“The US Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia and the FBI will be conducting an investigation into the death of James Bulger. No other information will be released at this time,” Stacy Bishop, a spokeswoman for William J. Powell, the US attorney for the Northern District of West Virginia, said in a statement.

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Three people briefed on the situation, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said a fellow inmate with Mafia ties was being investigated for the slaying of the 89-year-old Bulger at the US Penitentiary Hazelton.

The US Bureau of Prisons said in a statement that Bulger, who had arrived at USP Hazelton on Monday, was found unresponsive at the prison at 8:20 a.m. Tuesday.

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“Life-saving measures were initiated immediately by responding staff. Mr. Bulger was subsequently pronounced dead by the Preston County Medical Examiner,” the agency said, noting that “an investigation has been initiated” and no staff or other inmates were injured.

Bulger’s brother, John, said in a brief telephone interview Tuesday that the family had not been notified of his death.

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Richard Heldreth, president of Local 420 of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents union workers at the prison, said a man was found unresponsive Tuesday morning in the general population housing unit of the prison. He did not know the exact location. He also did not know the type or extent of the man’s injuries.

Relatives of Bulger’s victims had no sympathy for him.

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“His death means absolutely nothing to me. There’s one less scumbag on this earth,” said Patricia Donahue, whose husband, Michael,...
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