Three inmates at a West Virginia federal prison face charges for allegedly killing notorious mobster Whitey Bulger, federal prosecutors announced.
Fotios Geas, Paul J. DeCologero and Sean McKinnon were all charged with conspiracy to commit first-degree murder, prosecutors in West Virginia said.
Bulger, who was 89 when he died in 2018, was being held in a West Virginia federal prison. He was convicted of numerous counts related to his role in rolling a mob group in the Boston area.
Bulger was also known for being an FBI informant leading many to believe the feds looked the other way on his crimes, including murder, to keep information flowing.
He was sentenced to life and sent to the West Virginia facility.
Prosecutors said Geas and DeCologero struck Bulger in the head multiple times causing his death as all of them were in prison. The two are also charged with aiding and abetting first-degree murder, along with assault resulting in serious bodily injury.
Geas faces a separate murder charge by a federal inmate serving life in prison.
McKinnon was also charged with making false statements to a federal agent.