Whitey Bulger lawyer says he will sue over prison killing

BOSTON (AP) — A lawyer for James "Whitey" Bulger says he plans to sue the government over the notorious gangster's prison killing. 

Attorney Hank Brennan told The Wall Street Journal that he will bring wrongful death and negligence claims on behalf of Bulger's estate.

Brennan told The Associated Press he expects to begin filing a number of lawsuits over the next month, but declined to provide further details.

Bulger was serving a life sentence for 11 murders and other crimes when he was beaten to death in October , hours after he was transferred to a West Virginia prison.

Authorities have said two Massachusetts mobsters are under suspicion in the 89-year-old's killing . No charges have been filed.

An email seeking comment was sent to the Bureau of Prisons on Monday.

READER COMMENTS

Loading comments...
Hide Comments

Stories that may interest you

UConn trustees endorse budget, plan to close deficits

The University of Connecticut board of trustees on Wednesday unanimously approved a $1.33 billion budget for the university’s Storrs and satellite campuses for next year and a $1.13 billion budget for the Farmington-based health center.


Estranged husband of missing mom says he misses 5 children

The estranged husband of a missing Connecticut mother of five says he loves and misses his children, who remain in his mother-in-law's custody while he faces criminal charges


Haddam community mourns 18-year-old killed in Hammonasset State Park crash

Nicholas M. Proto, 18, had just graduated this month from Haddam Killingworth High School.


Report: Minority drivers in Conn. stopped at disproportionate rates

A new report says black and Hispanic drivers in Connecticut continue to be stopped by police at disproportionately high rates and are treated more harshly than whites in many cases after being pulled over

TRENDING

PODCASTS