Boston mobster James “Whitey” Bulger Jr. was beaten to death in a brutal attack by mob-affiliated inmates a day after he was transferred to a West Virginia federal prison.
Bulger, 89, was found by guards on Tuesday morning at the USP Hazelton high-security prison in Bruceton Mills, W. Va.
Surveillance footage shows inmates pushing the wheelchair-bound gangster away from the cameras. He was beaten with a lock inside a sock and inmates tried to gouge his eyes out with a shank, according to the Daily Mail UK.
Bulger was transferred from another facility to the West Virginia prison on Monday. He had not been processed into the prison when he was killed on Tuesday.
Sources tell The Mail that inmates put the word out that he was being transferred to their facility.
Bulger was convicted of murdering 11 people at his trial in 2013. He was given two life sentences.
There were rumors that Bulger served as a FBI informant as far back as 1975, but he vigorously denied it. His deal with the FBI allowed him the freedom to commit any crime he wanted — except murder.
Law enforcement sources tell The Mail that Bulger had threatened to expose people in the “top echelon of the controversial FBI informant program.”
Some of Bulger’s victims took to Twitter.com to celebrate his death on Tuesday.
One woman wrote:
“#WhiteyBulger and his thugs ruthlessly lured my dad’s friend Eddie Connors to a phone booth and shot him because he refused to pay protection money for his bar. Justice has been done, a little late IMO.”