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Three men charged with murder of notorious Boston mobster James 'Whitey' Bulger

Three men have been charged in connection with the brutal prison killing of James "Whitey" Bulger.

The 89-year-old Boston mobster put a padlock on his socks hours after being transferred to US prison Hazelton in his Mills, Bruceton, on Oct. 30, 2018. stuffed and beaten to death. W.Va. — A heavily guarded prison.

Fotios Geas, 55, Paul DeCologero, 48, and Sean McKinnon, 36, were each charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, federal prosecutors said.

Geass and De Cologero are both charged with punching Bulger in the head, and are also charged with aiding and abetting first-degree murder and assault causing grievous bodily harm. Additionally, Geass faces another charge of murder by a federal inmate serving a life sentence, and McKinnon faces another charge of lying to federal investigators.

Fotios "Freddy" Geas, left, listens to his lawyer Michael Jennings, right, during his arraignment in Hampden District Court in 2007.

Geass is USP He remains imprisoned in Hazelton. DeCologero remains in federal prison while no longer in Hazelton.  McKinnon, who had been released under federal custody at the time of his indictment, was arrested in Florida on Thursday.

Geass, a former mafia hitman, May have sought revenge on behalf of Frederick Weichel, whom he befriended during Shirley's prison service, in Massachusetts, who claimed that Bulger had killed him 38 years earlier. The Boston Globe reported.

Bulger was a vicious FBI agent for Boston's vicious Winter Hill gang in the 1970s and '90s. He ran a lucrative criminal organization under the protection of investigators.

Bulger, the inspiration behind the character of Jack Nicholson in Martin Scorsese's  Oscar-winning film The Departed, escaped after being arrested in 1995. Did.

He spent his 16 years on the run with his girlfriend until he was arrested in California in 2011.

He was convicted of 11 murders and was sentenced to two life sentences and five years in prison.

In September 2019, the Bulger family sued the Justice Department for his $200 million, claiming that he willfully harmed gangsters.

"There is no other reason for the transfer of a person with inmate status in his condition to be placed in the general population of one of the most violent federal prisons in the country. There is no explanation whatsoever," family attorney Hank Brennan said. ABC News. The case was dismissed by a judge earlier this year .

In November 2020, Bulger's family filed a complaint with the Federal Prison Service about his murder. The lawsuit claims the offender is "probably the most notorious and famous inmate" since Al Capone, according to The Boston Globe,and transported the famous "snitch" to West Virginia. A prison known for inmate violence. This lawsuit was also dismissedin his January of this year.