Notorious mobster James “Whitey” Bulger found dead in prison

By: News Staff


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BRUCETON MILLS, W.VA. (WLNE) – The Federal Bureau of Prisons confirms that infamous New England mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger was found dead at a prison in West Virginia Tuesday.

The 89-year-old mobster had recently been transferred to U.S. Penitentiary Hazelton in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia. He was found dead at the facility Tuesday.

The Bureau has released that Bulger was found unresponsive around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday morning. Responding officials attempted life-saving measures, but Bulger was ultimately pronounced dead by the Preston County Medical Examiner.

Bulger was arrested in 2011 after remaining on the FBI’s most wanted fugitives list for 16 years. He was convicted of numerous crimes in 2013, including participation in 11 murders, and sentenced to life in prison.

This is a developing story. Updates will be added to this web page as additional information becomes available.



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