Infamous mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger died in a federal prison in West Virginia on Tuesday after he was beaten almost beyond recognition, according to law enforcement officials. Wheelchair-bound Bulger was reportedly pummeled with a lock in a sock by fellow federal inmates who also tried to gouge his eyes out with a shiv.
Bulger, 89, was murdered just hours after being transferred to the federal maximum security prison and the odd circumstances surrounding the killing immediately raises questions.
Why was Bulger, who was in ill-health, murdered so quickly after arriving in the new prison? Sources say that he hadn't even been processed at the West Virginia facility at the time of the murder. Obviously, someone who knew he was being transferred put the word out so the killers had to know he was coming.
Why were guards not monitoring such a high-profile inmate, especially considering that it was revealed in his 2013 trial that he worked with the FBI for years informing on rival mobsters?
Law enforcement sources say that Whitey had been talking about outing top FBI officials of the controversial their informant program.
Turn the page for more details, including the close connection Bulger had with Special counsel Robert Mueller for years.