The plot thickens in the Whitey Bulger murder with the transfer of two prisoners


Hours after the discovery of Boston’s criminal boss James “Whity” Bulger Beaten to death in his cell, Three prisoners were taken to the cell. They stayed there for more than two years, eight months, and twenty days due to the prolonged investigation into the murder of Bulger.

However, two prisoners, Paul Decologero and Sean McKinnon, were transferred from a federal prison in West Virginia earlier this week, according to online records and family members. The remaining man, a former mafia hitman named Fotios “Freddy” Geas, remains in his cell.



The transfer of DeCologero and McKinnon adds a new twist to the hottest investigations of the federal prison system. It also caused new anger from Geas’s family at what they consider to be his inhumane treatment behind the bar.

“Sufficient. It’s 23 hours a day in a cement cell that has no connection to the outside world,” said Alex, 26, son of Geas.

Alex Geas said he last spoke with his father, who was called twice a month three weeks ago. He said his father wasn’t complaining to him about his prisoners, but he revealed he didn’t want to be left unmanageable anymore.

“Two and a half years is insane,” said Alex Geas. “It’s really inhumane. If they have evidence, go ahead and prosecute him. If not, transfer him and free him from loneliness.”

The tattered body of 89-year-old Bulger was discovered by prison guards around 8:20 am on October 30, 2018.

Almost three years later, no one was charged with the crime, and why the infamous mob and long-time FBI informant were put in jail with at least two other Massachusetts gangsters, Geas and DeCologero. The question remains about.

Originally from Vermont, McKinnon was trapped for stealing a gun from a firearms store and was Geas’s roommate when Balger was murdered. He was moved to a special dwelling cell, commonly known as cell confinement. There, prisoners were isolated from the general public and denied privileges such as access to television, regular phone calls, and time in the yard.

Image: Sean McKinnon (Courtesy of McKinnon family)

Image: Sean McKinnon (Courtesy of McKinnon family)

Prisoners placed in special dwellings may share cells. McKinnon spent a lot of time alone in the same cell as Decologero.

McKinnon’s mother, Cheryl Prevost, called her from an Atlanta facility on Wednesday and told NBC News that prison guards had woken up with him from bed around 2:30 am the day before.

“They said,’Get yours. You’re out of here,” Prevost said. “He didn’t know he was about to leave.”

As of Friday afternoon, 35-year-old McKinnon, suffering from severe ADHD, was detained at a federal facility in Oklahoma that served as a transfer site for prisoners.

His mother said he had a hard time acclimatizing to a noisy and chaotic detention facility after spending a long time in a cell.

“I’m surprised he’s working,” Prevost said.

During their call on Wednesday, Prevost told her son that the relocation of the prison might mean that he would not be prosecuted for the murder of Balger.

“He said,’Mom, I don’t want to talk about it,'” Prevost said. “I’m glad he went out.”

McKinnon, who has been sentenced to seven years in prison, will be released from prison in July 2022.He was previously on NBC News I don’t know anything about the murder of Bulger..

Decologero, 47, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for extortion and tampering with witnesses, with five years remaining. As of Friday afternoon, he was in custody in a federal prison in Atlanta.

Efforts to reach the Decologero family were unsuccessful.

The prison bureau did not respond to requests for comment in time for the announcement.

A spokesperson for the Federal Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of West Virginia said there was no new information to provide.

Gesh, 54, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for several violent crimes, including two gang-grand murders.

A fourth prisoner, a man in northern New York who shared a cell with Balger on the eve of the murder, was put in a cell for more than five months before being released to state detention in 2019.

Image: Former mob boss and fugitive James

Image: Former mob boss and fugitive James

Bulger, Boston Irish Mafia LeaderHe ran for 16 years before being captured in Santa Monica, California in 2011. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2013.

An elderly wheelchair gang was transferred from a federal prison in Florida and killed within 12 hours of arriving in a prison in West Virginia. The decision to transfer the bulger to the infamous violent prison and place him with the general public Collected criticism from former jailers and other former prison officials..

It also raises doubts about the slow pace of investigations into the Bulger murder case.

Bob Hood, a former Federal Bureau of Prison Director and former observer at ADX Florence’s “Supermax” prison in Colorado, said it would be difficult to reach a firm conclusion on the decision to relocate McKinnon and Decologero. Mr Hood said there were some aspects of the case that he did not yet understand.

Why were they stored in isolated housing units for so long? Why haven’t we been prosecuted for nearly three years in such a high-profile case?

“I’m stunned by all this,” Hood said.

The most important question for Hood is not who killed the bulger, but how the prison bureau made it possible.

“You may not know who killed him physically, but what we know is that the system killed him,” Hood said.