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Report: Notorious Boston gangster Whitey Bulger killed in prison

11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago Tuesday, October 30 2018 Oct 30, 2018 October 30, 2018 12:23 PM October 30, 2018 in News
Source: Associated Press

UPDATE: Reports say James "Whitey" Bulger was found dead Tuesday after being transferred to a West Virginia prison. 

According to the Boston Globe, a fellow inmate with Mafia ties is being investigated for the slaying at the US Penitentiary Hazelton.

Overnight reports suggested a male inmate was slain overnight at the maximum security prison where Bulger, 89, was being held. An official had said that a person was killed but couldn't confirm the identity at the time.

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BOSTON (AP) - Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger has been moved again to a prison in West Virginia.
  
The Federal Bureau of Prisons online inmate log on Tuesday listed Bulger as an inmate at USP Hazelton, a high-security prison with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp in Bruceton Mills.
  
The 89-year-old Bulger had recently been moved from a prison in Florida to a transfer facility in Oklahoma City.
  
Bureau of Prisons officials and his attorney declined last week to comment on why he was being moved.
  
Bulger is serving a life sentence after being convicted in 2013 of a litany of crimes, including participating in 11 murders. He was one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives for 16 years until his 2011 arrest in Santa Monica, California.

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