Notorious mobster James “Whitey” Bulger was killed the day he arrived at a West Virginia prison after being transferred from Florida. Though not yet confirmed by corrections officials or law enforcement, it is widely believed he was murdered because a homicide was reported at the facility and corrections officials have indicated no inmates or prison personnel have been harmed since his arrival.
Bulger was the subject of a the 2015 Johnny Depp movie Black Mass.
A union official for correctional officers at the high-security prison told WV News there was a homicide at the facility, but couldn’t say whether it was Bulger. Hank Brennan, Bulger’s attorney, told BuzzFeed News, he couldn’t “confirm or deny it at this point.”
“The Federal Bureau of Investigation was notified and an investigation has been initiated. No staff or other inmates were injured, and at no time was the public in danger,” the Bureau of Prisons said in a statement.
Bureau of Prisons officials and Bulger’s attorney declined last week to comment on why he was being moved. A person familiar with his move told the Boston Globe said Bulger’s health was deteriorating.
There’s hopefully something more to this story. I know it sounds morbid to be curious about a murder but this enigmatic villain who was murdered in prison has a lot more to him than what Hollywood has dished out so far. It would be interesting to find out who killed him and why.
What most probably don’t know is that Bulger claims to have been an active participant in the secretive MK Ultra project, a dark program for the CIA that delved into mind control. There are stories throughout this guy’s life that need to be told.