Notorious Boston Mafia boss Whitey Bulger was killed by another mobster, Fotios “Freddy” Geas, who hated rats.
Since Bulger was a known FBI informant what better punishment than cutting off his tongue?
James “Whitey” Bulger was one of the most feared mobsters in American history and managed to escape justice for a long time.
The long arm of the law only caught up with him in 2011, when Bulger was already 81.
In 2013, he was convicted for his involvement in 11 murders committed between 1973-1985 and was sentenced to two terms of life imprisonment plus another five years, not that it mattered much at his age.
However, the Mafia would not allow Bulger to die a peaceful death.
On October 29, 2018, he was transferred to the Hazelton penitentiary in West Virginia.
The following morning he was found dead, executed in a most gruesome way by a gang led by Massachusetts hitman, Freddy Geas.
The circumstances surrounding Bulger’s transfer to Hazelton from a facility in Oklahoma remain unclear.
However, when he arrived at Hazelton, the 89-year-old man, by now wheelchair-bound was put in the general population.
This would allow him to mingle with other inmates, but also made him an easily-accessible target.
The very next morning, around 8, Bulger was attacked by a group of three men.
The actual killing was not caught on camera, as the attackers moved the old man’s wheelchair out of the surveillance system’s range.
They were captured on camera though while moving Bulger, which makes it even more strange no one was tried for the murder.
The three men savagely beat Whitey Bulger with a padlock stuffed inside a sock and cut him with a makeshift knife, known in prison slang as a shiv. His eyes were almost gouged out and the tongue cut off.