Three Men to Plead Guilty in Killing of Notorious Boston Gangster James “Whitey” Bulger

Former Mob Boss Beaten to Death in West Virginia Prison

Three men facing charges in the 2018 prison killing of infamous Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger have reached plea deals with federal prosecutors, according to court documents filed in West Virginia.

Defendants to Change Pleas, Sentencing Hearing Scheduled

Fotios “Freddy” Geas, Paul DeCologero, and Sean McKinnon will plead guilty after reaching agreements with prosecutors. The court documents, filed on Monday in the Northern District of West Virginia, also request a sentencing hearing for the men.

2018 Murder Inside High-Security Prison

All three were indicted on conspiracy to commit murder charges in August 2022, four years after Bulger’s bloodied body was found wrapped in a sheet within his cell at a high-security federal prison in West Virginia.

Brutal Killing and Roles of the Accused

Geas and DeCologero were additionally charged with murder itself. According to authorities, they allegedly used a padlock wrapped in a sock to strike Bulger in the head multiple times. McKinnon, accused of acting as a lookout during the October 30, 2018 attack, also faced charges of making false statements to a federal agent.

Brutal Beating and Lack of Details on Plea Deals

Prison staff reported Bulger, confined to a wheelchair at the time, was severely beaten – with blood found coming from his ears. Surveillance footage allegedly captured two men entering his cell. The specifics of the plea agreements remain undisclosed in court documents.