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Penitentiary Hazelton, Bruceton Mills, West Virginia , American crime boss who, as head of the Boston -area Winter Hill Gang, was a leading figure in organized crime from the late s to the mids.
For more than a decade, until his capture in June , he was listed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI as one of its 10 most-wanted fugitives.
Bulger was born to working-class Irish immigrants and grew up in a housing project in the neighbourhood of South Boston.
An unruly youth, Bulger was involved in a street gang as a teenager and was arrested several times, on charges ranging from forgery to assault and battery.
However, he always managed to elude any serious consequences for his wrongdoing, which nurtured in him a sense of entitlement and invincibility.
In he enlisted in the U. Air Force. Despite a record of disciplinary problems while in the service—which included a rape charge in Great Falls , Montana—his discharge four years later was certified as honourable.
Bulger soon resumed his criminal activities, and in he was convicted for a string of bank robberies committed in three states.
Although sentenced to 20 years in federal prison, he was granted parole in following stints at such notorious penitentiaries as Leavenworth and Alcatraz.
Upon his return to Boston, Bulger became an enforcer for mob kingpin Donald Killeen, and in the early s he took on similar duties with the Winter Hill Gang, a predominantly Irish American crime syndicate led by Howie Winter.
The life of Bulger, who was convicted in of 11 murders, inspired several films. He was captured in California in after a year manhunt. Who was James 'Whitey' Bulger?
Bulger was born in as one of six children in an Irish-American family. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. View original tweet on Twitter.
Bulger went on the run in after the FBI agent tipped him off to an impending indictment. Related Topics. West Virginia Boston United States. Thompson and Venables did not speak during the trial, and the case against them was based to a large extent on the more than 20 hours of tape-recorded police interviews with the boys, which were played back in court.
Venables later described how Bulger seemed to like him, holding his hand and allowing him to pick him up on the meandering journey to the scene of his murder.
The pathologist spent 33 minutes outlining the injuries sustained by Bulger; many of those to his legs had been inflicted after he was stripped from the waist down.
Brain damage was extensive and included a haemorrhage. The boys, by then aged 11, were found guilty of Bulger's murder at the Preston court on 24 November , becoming the youngest convicted murderers of the 20th century.
In my judgment, your conduct was both cunning and very wicked. There was a need for an informed public debate on crimes committed by young children.
Shortly after the trial, and after the judge had recommended a minimum sentence of eight years, Lord Taylor of Gosforth , the Lord Chief Justice , recommended that the two boys should serve a minimum of ten years,  which would have made them eligible for release in February at the age of The editors of the Sun newspaper handed a petition bearing nearly , signatures to Home Secretary Michael Howard , in a bid to increase the time spent by both boys in custody.
Lord Donaldson criticised Howard's intervention, describing the increased tariff as "institutionalised vengeance Tony Blair , then Shadow Home Secretary , gave a speech in Wellingborough during which he said: "We hear of crimes so horrific they provoke anger and disbelief in equal proportions These are the ugly manifestations of a society that is becoming unworthy of that name.
Justice Morland stated that exposure to violent videos might have encouraged the actions of Thompson and Venables, but this was disputed by David Maclean , the Minister of State at the Home Office at the time, who pointed out that police had found no evidence linking the case with " video nasties ".
Some British tabloid newspapers claimed that the attack on Bulger was inspired by the film Child's Play 3 , and campaigned for the rules on "video nasties" to be tightened.
A Merseyside detective said, "We went through something like titles rented by the Venables family. There were some you or I wouldn't want to see, but nothing—no scene, or plot, or dialogue—where you could put your finger on the freeze button and say that influenced a boy to go out and commit murder.
Helens on Merseyside. These locations were not publicly known until after the boys' release. The records were stored at the units and copied to officials in Whitehall.
The boys were taught to conceal their real names and the crime they had committed which resulted in their being in the units.
Venables' parents regularly visited their son at Red Bank, just as Thompson's mother did, every three days, at Barton Moss.
In , lawyers for Thompson and Venables appealed to the European Court of Human Rights that the boys' trial had not been impartial, since they were too young to follow proceedings and understand an adult court.
The European Court dismissed their claim that the trial was inhuman and degrading treatment , but upheld their claim they were denied a fair hearing by the nature of the court proceedings.
In September , Bulger's parents appealed to the European Court of Human Rights, but failed to persuade the court that a victim of a crime has the right to be involved in determining the sentence of the perpetrator.
In October , he recommended the tariff be reduced from ten to eight years,  adding that young offender institutions were a "corrosive atmosphere" for the juveniles.
In June , after a six-month review, the parole board ruled the boys were no longer a threat to public safety and could be released as their minimum tariff had expired in February of that year.
The Home Secretary David Blunkett approved the decision, and they were released a few weeks later on lifelong licence after serving eight years. Blunkett added his own conditions to their licence and insisted on being sent daily updates on the men's actions.
The terms of their release included the following: they were not allowed to contact each other or Bulger's family; they were prohibited from visiting the Merseyside region;  curfews may be imposed on them and they must report to probation officers.
If they breached the rules or were deemed a risk to the public, they could be returned to prison. The worldwide injunction was kept in force following their release on parole, so their new identities and locations could not be published.
In the months after the trial, and following the birth of their second son, the marriage of Bulger's parents, Ralph and Denise, broke down; they divorced in The Observer revealed that both Venables and Thompson had passed A-levels during their sentences.
The paper also told how the Bulger family's lawyers had consulted psychiatric experts in order to present the parole panel with a report which suggested that Thompson is an undiagnosed psychopath , citing his lack of remorse during his trial and arrest.
The report was ultimately dismissed. However, his lack of remorse at the time, in stark contrast to Venables, led to considerable scrutiny from the parole panel.
Upon release, both Thompson and Venables had lost all trace of their Liverpool accents. The chances of his successful rehabilitation were described as "very high".
The Manchester Evening News published details that suggested the names of the secure institutions in which the pair were housed, in breach of the injunction against publicity which had been renewed early in No significant publication or vigilante action against Thompson or Venables has occurred.
Despite this, Bulger's mother, Denise, told how in she received a tip-off from an anonymous source that helped her locate Thompson.
Upon seeing him, she was "paralysed with hatred" and was unable to confront him. In March , a call was made by England's Children's commissioner Maggie Atkinson to raise the age of criminal responsibility from ten to twelve.
She said that the killers of James Bulger should have undergone "programmes" to help turn their lives around, rather than being prosecuted.
The Ministry of Justice rejected the call, saying that children over the age of ten knew the difference "between bad behaviour and serious wrongdoing".
In April , a year-old man from the Isle of Man was given a three-month suspended prison sentence for falsely claiming in a Facebook message that one of his former colleagues was Robert Thompson.
In passing sentence, Deputy High Bailiff Alastair Montgomerie said that the teenager had "put that person at significant risk of serious harm" and in a "perilous position" by making the allegation.
On 25 February , the Attorney General's Office announced that it was instituting contempt of court proceedings against several people who had allegedly published photographs online showing Thompson or Venables as adults.
A spokesman commented "There are many different images circulating online claiming to be of Venables or Thompson; potentially innocent individuals may be wrongly identified as being one of the two men and placed in danger.
The order, and its enforcement, is therefore intended to protect not only Venables and Thompson but also those members of the public who have been incorrectly identified as being one of the two men.
On 26 April , two men received suspended jail sentences of nine months after admitting to contempt of court, by publishing photographs which they claimed to be of Venables and Thompson on Facebook and Twitter.
The posts were seen by 24, people. According to BBC legal correspondent Clive Coleman, the purpose of the prosecution was to ensure that the public was aware that Internet users were also subject to the law of contempt.
On 27 November , a man from Liverpool received a fourteen-month suspended prison sentence for posting images on Twitter claiming to show Venables.
On 14 July , a woman from Margate in Kent was jailed for three years after sending Twitter messages to Bulger's mother in which she posed as one of his killers and his ghost.
On 25 October , a man was jailed for 26 weeks for stalking Denise Fergus. He had previously received a police warning for stalking her in On 31 January , a man and a woman pleaded guilty to eight contempt of court offences at the High Court after they admitted posting photos on social media that they claimed identified Venables.
Both received suspended prison sentences. On 13 March , actress Tina Malone was given an eight-month suspended prison sentence for posting Venables' identity on Facebook.
In January , a year-old woman from Ammanford received a prison sentence of eight months, suspended for 15 months.
In November , she had published an alleged photograph of Venables on Facebook with the advice "share this as much as possible. Shortly before his release, when aged 17, Venables was alleged to have had sex with a woman who worked at the Red Bank secure unit where he was held.
In April , in the aftermath of his imprisonment, these allegations were outlined in a Sunday Times Magazine article written by David James Smith, who had been following the Bulger case since the trial, and again later in a BBC documentary titled Jon Venables: What Went Wrong?
Following his conviction, Bulger was transferred to the U. He reportedly was scrutinized for his relationship with a female psychologist. In this file photo provided by the FBI, fugitive mobster James "Whitey" Bulger is shown in a photo released Saturday, April 17, , and taken shortly before he disappeared in Bulger was being transferred to the same facility where Paul Weadick, another convicted killer from Boston, was serving a life sentence, the Boston Globe reported, citing records.
If he wanted to see me, I'd be happy to. If he needs help getting attorneys and what have you, I'd be happy to help him. Part of me does [still love him].
I still care for him. I would always help him. I certainly always stand by him. He is the father of my child. He is 12 years of my life. I want to see him well protected.
And I'm not particularly sympathetic to some of the people involved, some of the victims' families.
However, he was repeatedly unfaithful to her with a host of other women, and was often absent while overseeing the running of his organization.
In a interview Stanley stated that she was planning to publish her memoirs;  however, she died of lung cancer in at the age of Most of the time, The Boston Globe wasn't as inaccurate as the Herald.
They just knocked the people from Southie during busing. They also liked to describe me as, 'Whitey's surrogate son', another example of the media putting labels on people they wrote about.
Jimmy and I were friends, not like father and son. Even though he was the boss, he always treated me equally, like an associate, not a son.
The reporter who seemed to do the most research and put real effort into getting the true story without having been there was Shelley Murphy, who had been at the Herald for ten years when she went to work for the Globe in But Jimmy and I usually ended up laughing at most of the news stories, as time and time again the media had it wrong, over and over again holding to their pledge to never let the truth get in the way of a good story.
According to Weeks' memoirs, in Boston Herald reporter Paul Corsetti began researching an article about Louis Litif 's murder and Bulger's suspected involvement.
After reporting the story for several days, Corsetti was approached by a man who said, "I'm Jim Bulger and if you continue to write shit about me, I'm going to blow your fucking head off.
He was issued a pistol permit within 24 hours. The cop who gave him the permit told him, 'I'm glad my last name is not Corsetti. In his memoirs, Kevin Weeks related his participation in an attempt to assassinate reporter Howie Carr at his house in suburban Acton.
Weeks stated that Carr was targeted because he was "writing nasty stories about people, he was an oxygen thief who didn't deserve to breathe.
Weeks stated that, although several plans were considered, all were abandoned because there was too much risk of injuring Carr's wife and children.
The plans climaxed with Weeks' own attempt to shoot Carr with a sniper rifle as he came out of his house. However, when Carr came out the front door holding the hand of his young daughter, Weeks could not bring himself to shoot.
He wanted another opportunity to "finish the job," but Bulger advised him to forget about Howie Carr. But in the long run, Jimmy and I got sidetracked and the maggot lived.
Still, I wish I'd killed him. No question about it. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. American gangster and crime boss.
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