3 Men Charged in Whitey Bulger’s 2018 Prison Killing Reach Plea Deals

Three men accused of the 2018 prison murder of notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger have reached plea deals with prosecutors, according to court documents filed on Monday.

Fotios “Freddy” Geas, Paul J. DeCologero, and Sean McKinnon have agreed to plea deals. Bulger, 89, was beaten to death in his cell at a West Virginia prison.

Details of the Case

Geas, a former Mafia hitman, and DeCologero, a Massachusetts gangster, were accused of attacking Bulger, while McKinnon acted as a lookout. DeCologero allegedly told another inmate that Bulger was a “snitch” and that they planned to kill him as soon as he arrived in their unit. Prosecutors stated that Geas and DeCologero used a belt with a lock to bludgeon Bulger.

Investigation and Plea Deals

Geas and DeCologero were identified as suspects soon after Bulger’s death, but charges were delayed as the investigation continued. Prosecutors have now requested a judge in West Virginia to schedule combined change-of-plea and sentencing hearings for the three men. Specific details of the plea agreements have not been disclosed.

These developments come nearly six years after Bulger’s violent death, marking a significant turn in the case against the men accused of one of the most notorious prison killings in recent history.

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