According to federal prosecutors, two inmates from Massachusetts have been charged with the fatal beating of notorious Southie gangster James “Whitey” Bulger at a West Virginia penitentiary back in 2018. A third former inmate has been charged with conspiring with the pair to carry out the slaying that happened just 12 hours after Bulger was transferred there from a Florida facility.
Fotios “Freddy” Geas, 55, a mob enforcer from West Springfield, serving a life sentence for two gangland murders, and Paul J. DeCologero, 48, of Lowell, have been accused of hitting 89-year-old Bulger in the head multiple times and leading to his death.
Sean McKinnon, 36, a third and former inmate, was charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder.
According to the Globe, when the cell doors were unlocked on Oct. 30, 2018, he was beaten to death with a padlock stuffed in a sock. Geas and DeCologero were captured on video surveillance entering Bulger’s cell about two hours before he was found dead.
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At the time of his death, Bulger was convicted of 11 murders and serving a life sentence. Back in 2011, Bulger was “Caught in Santa Monica” after being on the lam for 16 years!