Gangster James ‘Whitey’ Bulger killed in jail – US media

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Infamous Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger has been killed in a US federal jail in West Virginia, in accordance with US media.

The 89-year-old was discovered lifeless in his cell on the most safety facility shortly after being transferred there from a Florida jail.

Bulger, who was convicted in 2013 of 11 murders, impressed a number of movies based mostly on his darkish life.

Bulger was captured in California in 2011 after a 16-year manhunt.

The previous chief of South Boston’s Winter Hill gang impressed the movie Black Mass that includes Johnny Depp, and The Departed which gained the Academy Award for greatest image in 2006.

His demise comes on the identical day that he was transferred to the Hazelton penitentiary in West Virginia, which homes 1,385 inmates, in accordance with reviews.

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The Bureau of Prisons declined to remark final week on why Bulger – who was serving a life sentence – was being moved.

The small print of his demise haven’t been introduced, however an area union official for correctional staff on the jail advised CBS that a “murder” occurred on Tuesday morning.

“That is the third murder in seven months at our facility,” Richard Heldreth stated in a telephone interview. “We’re very understaffed, we’re quick about 40 officers.”

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