'Freddy hated rats': Convicted Mafia hitman suspected of leading the deadly attack on Whitey Bulger

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A mafia hitman and carer criminal is suspected of instigating the fatal attack on notorious Boston mob boss James 'Whitey' Bulger because he hated informants.

Fotios 'Freddy' Geas, 51, is under investigation for allegedly leading a group of men to beat wheelchair-bound Bulger with a lock wrapped in a sock and partially gouge his eyes while in maximum security prison Tuesday.

Rats - Investigator - Ted - McDonough - Geas

'Freddy hated rats,' private investigator Ted McDonough said of Geas, who is serving a life sentence after being turned over by informants for the murders of former Springfield mob boss Adolfo 'Big Al' Bruno and associate Gary D Westerman in 2003.

Bulger had cut a sweet deal to serve as an FBI informant as far back as 1975, giving him virtual impunity to commit any crime he wanted for decades - except for murder.

Head - Boston - Winter - Hill - Gang

The former head of south Boston's Winter Hill Gang was convicted in 2013 of killing at least 11 people and was serving two life sentences at the time of his death.

'Freddy hated guys who abused women. Whitey was a rat who killed women. It's probably that simple,' McDonough, who became friendly with Geas while working for him as an investigator, revealed to The Boston Globe.

Bulger - Guards - Tuesday - Morning - USP

Bulger was found dead by guards on Tuesday morning at USP Hazelton, a high-security federal prison in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. He was 89.

He had just been moved to Hazelton Monday from a prison in Florida after a stint in a transfer facility in Oklahoma City.

Bureau - Prisons - Officials - Attorney - Week

Bureau of Prisons officials and his attorney declined last week to comment on why he was being moved.

Bulger was in general population when three inmates rolled his wheelchair 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 with a shiv,...
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