Whitey Bulger, Infamous Boston Mobster, Killed In West Virginia Prison

Reports out of the U.S. indicate that 89-year-old Whitey Bulger, a man who was on the FBI's most-wanted list for 16 years, has been killed in a West Virginia prison.

"Hopefully the seven years he spent in prison as well as his recent death brings some closure to the families of his many victims", Brian Kelly, one of the former federal prosecutors who tried Bulger, said in a statement.

Bulger, who was convicted in 2013 of 11 murders, inspired several films based on his dark life. A prison source told TMZ that Bulger was attacked by three fellow prisoners on Tuesday morning. "No staff or other inmates were injured, and at no time was the public in danger".

"Bulger embarked upon a life of crime at the age of 14 and had become a prominent figure in Boston's organized crime scene by the late 1970s".

Bulger was convicted in 2013 of being complicit in 11 mob killings.

Bulger was born September 3, 1929, in Boston.

The prison is a high-security jail with a minimum security satellite camp. The bureau added him to its "10 Most Wanted Fugitives" list in 1999, offering $250,000 for information leading to his arrest.

The network's justice correspondent, Pete Williams, said in a televised segment said that "there are local reports that Bulger was murdered at the prison, but the people we've been talking to can't confirm that".

"And my thing is, as far as I'm concerned, I didn't get a fair trial", Bulger said, when he revealed he would not testify.

Bulger was arrested with his girlfriend, Catherine Greig.

Greig is still serving her sentence at a federal prison in Minnesota.

Then they were busted in Santa Monica in 2011, they were found with $800,000 in cash and had 30 weapons stashed in the rental home.

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