"Mr. Bulger was subsequently pronounced dead by the Preston County Medical Examiner".
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation was notified and an investigation has been initiated", the bureau of prisons said in a statement. Richard Heldreth, president of Local 420 of the American Federation of Government Employees, which represents workers at USP Hazelton, told WVNews there was a homicide overnight, but he wasn't told who was killed. The Oklahoma facility he was held in last week often serves as a temporary stop for inmates in transit.
Greig was sentenced to eight years in jail pleading guilty to harboring a fugitive and identity fraud while Bulger was sentenced to life in prison.
Bulger was moved to a West Virginia prison on Tuesday morning.
Bulger was second only to Osama Bin Laden on the FBI's Most Wanted List. In 1995, he was tipped off about an indictment headed his way by an Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and escaped, remaining on the FBI's 10 Most Wanted list until 2011.
He was finally busted with longtime girlfriend Catherine Grieg in their West Coast apartment. Stashed inside was more than $800,000 in cash and an arsenal of firearms.
A man who lived by violence, vengeance and intimidation, Bulger would not make eye contact at his sentencing with the relatives of the people he'd killed, nor those who were slain by his accomplices in the treacherous Winter Hill Gang. At the time, Jai Alai had a significant presence in CT. Bulger absconded from New England in 1995 and was not captured until 2011. He was later sentenced to two consecutive life sentences. "The scope, the callousness, the depravity of your crimes, are nearly unfathomable".
At his trial, Bulger snarled, hissed and scowled at prosecutors and witnesses. When the jury returned the verdict that would take him off the streets forever, he stood silently and watched. Supreme Court declined to hear Bulger's appeal for the conviction. The admission from the government was that Bulger had been an Federal Bureau of Investigation informant.
"You could go back in the annals of criminal history and you'd be hard-pressed to find anyone as diabolical as Bulger", said Duffy.