Tuesday January 21, 2020

A bloody end for a brutal Boston boss

James ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s appalling demise in a West Virginia prison last week brought the curtain down on one of the lengthiest, most vicious criminal careers in American mob lore

4th November, 2018
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Whitey Bulger spent 16 years on the run, but was finally captured in 2011 Pic: AP

In the end, a life that launched a cottage industry of books, documentaries, TV series and films came to a brutal, and not wholly unexpected, denouément. More surprising, perhaps, was the fact that 89-year-old James ‘Whitey’ Bulger survived – both on the run and in prison – for as long as he did.

Violent deaths are nothing new at Hazelton Federal Correctional Institute, one of the most notorious prisons in the...

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