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Whitey Bulger found dead in West Virginia federal prison, NBC News reports

He was one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives for 16 years

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After being transferred to a prison in West Virginia, notorious gangster James "Whitey" Bulger was found dead, according to NBC News.

The Associated Press reports that the 89-year-old was at the high-security penitentiary USP Hazelton in West Virginia.

Bulger is serving a life sentence after being convicted in 2013 of a litany of crimes, including participating in 11 murders. He was one of the FBI's most wanted fugitives for 16 years until his 2011 arrest in Santa Monica, California.


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