More than a month after his death inside a West Virginia prison, the family of the infamous gangster "Whitey" Bulger plans to file a lawsuit against the government for wrongful death and negligence.
The 89-year-old was killed on Oct, 30 less than 24 hours after his transfer, inside an unlocked prison cell. He was found bloodied, wrapped in a blanket, reportedly beaten by two inmates using a lock stuffed in a sock.
His attorney Hank Brennan saig Bulger told him in September he was being transferred to a prison medical facility. The family now wants to understand, why he was instead transferred to one of the most dangerous prisons in the U.S.and especially with his history of heart attacks and poor health.
The Bureau of Prisons said that Bulger was transferred because of a threat he made.