Infamous mobster Whitey Bulger killed in West Virginia prison
WEST VIRGINIA - Boston mobster Whitey Bulger was killed after arriving at a prison in West Virginia on Tuesday.
Prison officials have not released any additional details, according to Fox News, but they acknowledged that notorious fugitive who eluded the authorities for 16 years, had died.
Citing three sources, the Boston Globe reports that a fellow inmate with Mafia ties is being investigated in connection with the 89-year-old's death.
Bulger was portrayed in a 2013 film featuring Johnny Depp.
Bulger led a largely Irish mob that ran loan-sharking, gambling and drug rackets in the Boston area. He also served as an FBI informant who ratted on his gang's main rival.
He became one of the nation's most-wanted fugitives after fleeing Boston in late 1994. After more than 16 years on the run, Bulger was captured at age 81 in Santa Monica, California, where he had been living with his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig.
In 2013, Bulger was convicted of participating in 11 murders in the 1970s and 1980s and sentenced to two consecutive life sentences.