3 Men Who Killed Mobster In Prison Now Charged With Murder

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Three Men Charged in Prison Killing of Whitey Bulger – The New York Times

Three people have been charged in the 2018 prison killing of notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger.

Suspects Fotios Geas, Paul DeCologero and Sean McKinnon were charged with conspiracy to commit first degree murder, aiding and abetting first degree murder and assault resulting in serious bodily injury. Bulger was beaten to death at USP Hazelton in October 2018.

Prosecutors accused Geas and DeCologero of fatally striking Bulger in the head multiple times, and of aiding and abetting first-degree murder and assault resulting in serious bodily injury.

Authorities say Geas, who is serving a life sentence for murder, is the central suspect in Bulger’s slaying. McKinnon, who was serving an eight-year term for stealing guns from a Vermont firearms store, said last year that he is innocent.

Geas was a close associate of the Mafia and acted as an enforcer, but was not an official “made” member because he’s Greek, not Italian. Geas and his brother were sentenced to life in prison in 2011 for several violent crimes.

Bulger’s family claimed that authorities “deliberately” placed him in harm’s way when he was transferred to Hazelton prison. The suit was dismissed last year.

Bulger led a largely Irish mob that ran loan-sharking, gambling and drug rackets in the Boston area. He eluded capture for 16 years before being arrested in his California apartment.

To learn more about this mobster’s death, please consider the news outlets listed below.

  1. Three Men Charged in Prison Killing of Whitey Bulger  The New York Times
  2. Whitey Bulger murder: 3 charged with killing gangster in prison in 2018  NBC News
  3. 3 charged in Whitey Bulger beating death  WPRI
  4. 3 indicted in prison death of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger, FBI says  WCVB Boston
  5. DOJ indicts three in relation to prison murder of mobster Whitey Bulger  Fox News
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