Mob boss Whitey Bulger murdered in conspiracy of inmates in 2018


Notorious Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger, 89, was murdered in October 2018. The killing took place immediately after his transfer to a West Virginia prison. 

Bulger was the ruthless leader of the South Boston-based Winter Hill Gang. He was arrested in 2011 in Santa Monica, California after living on the lam for 16 years. He was convicted in 2013 for a myriad of crimes, including 11 murders. 

Bulger, 89, was wheelchair-bound at the time of his death. And court papers identify the weapon used as a” lock in a sock.”  Combination locks and socks are available to purchase at the prison commissary.

3 charged in mob boss murder

McKinnon and his cellmate, Fotios “Freddy” Geas,55, along with Paul J. DeCologero,48, were charged all charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder. 

Geas,  and DeCologero,  were also hit with aiding and abetting first-degree murder by a federal prisoner serving a life sentence. And assault resulting in serious bodily injury. 

And McKinnon, 36, was also charged with making false statements to a federal agent.