3 Men Charged in ‘Whitey’ Bulger’s Prison Killing Reached Plea Deal with Prosecutors 

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By Steve Neavling

Three men charged with killing notorious gangster James “Whitey” Bulger in prison in 2018 have reached a plea deal with prosecutors, according to a court filing Monday. 

Fotios Geas, Paul J. DeCologero and Sean McKinnon were charged with first-degree murder in August 2022. 

They’re accused of participating in the fatal beating of Bulger, 89, in his cell.  

Details of the plea agreement weren’t disclosed in a three-page motion by prosecutors, but the men have agreed to “cooperate” with the government in detailing the beating at the Hazelton federal prison in West Virginia, The New York Times reports

Bulger was attacked with a padlock stuffed inside a sock less than 12 hours after he was transferred to Hazelton from a Florida prison. 

The beating was so brutal that he was nearly unrecognizable. 

Bulger was serving two life sentences for his 2013 conviction of participating in 11 murders. 

To outsiders, Bulger’s murderers had been a mystery for nearly four years. But the three men who were charged had been sent to solitary confinement after the fatal attack. 

It’s not clear why nearly four years had passed before charges were filed. 

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