Jury findings of alleged victims in ‘Whitey’ Bulger case
A jury of four women and eight men found South Boston mob boss James “Whitey” Bulger guilty of 11 murders today, and Bulger now faces the likelihood that he will die in prison. The jury said that seven of t
he murders were not proven, and the jury was unable to come to a decision for the murder of Debra Davis. Next
Murder of Richard Castucci: Proved.
Flemmi said he learned from former FBI agent John Connolly that Castucci, a 47-year-old Revere nightclub owner, had tipped off the FBI to the existence of a Winter Hill Gang safe house in New York City. Castucci was lured to a Somerville apartment by Flemmi and Bulger and murdered by John Martorano on Dec. 30, 1976. Flemmi said in testimony it was a collective decision to kill Castucci.
Pictured: Castucci (left) with singer Frank Sinatra. Next
Murder of Edward Connors: Proved.
Connors, 42 when he was killed in 1975, was a Dorchester tavern owner. Flemmi testified that he and Bulger shot Conners in a phone booth on Morrissey Boulevard. In John Martorano’s testimony, he said six members of the Winter Hill Gang, led by Bulger, decided to kill Connors because he bragged about helping the crew kill James O’Toole, a rival of Flemmi. Next
Murder of John McIntyre: Proved.
McIntyre, 32, a Quincy fisherman, was killed in November 1984, after implicating Bulger’s gang in drug smuggling and an ill-fated effort to ship guns to the Irish Republican Army. His remains were found in January 2000 in a makeshift grave across from Florian Hall in Dorchester. Next
Arthur ‘Bucky’ Barrett
Murder of Arthur Barrett: Proved.
Barrett, of Quincy, was involved in the 1980 Memorial Day weekend burglary of Depositors Trust in Medford. His remains were found in January 2000 in a makeshift grave across from Florian Hall in Dorchester. In July 1983, Bulger and Flemmi allegedly lured Barrett to a South Boston home, then chained him to a chair in the basement and tortured him until he told them where he had stashed cash. After going to Barrett’s house and stealing a large sum of cash, Bulger allegedly shot him in the back of the head. Next
Murder of Thomas King: Proved.
Conspiracy to murder Thomas King: Proved.
Thomas King was a rival of Bulger and allegedly bested him in a barroom brawl, following a heated argument at Triple O’s bar in South Boston after Francis “Buddy” Leonard’s body was discovered on Nov. 6, 1975, according to sources. Both Bulger and Flemmi were accused of killing King, whose disappearance in November 1975 remained a mystery until his remains were unearthed in Quincy in September 2000.
In this October 2000 photo, state police dug near the Neponset River in North Quincy in search of the bodies of mob victims. Next
Paul ‘Paulie’ McGonagle
Murder of Paul McGonagle: Proved.
Paul McGonagle’s remains were discovered in September 2000 in a grave at Tenean Beach in Dorchester. McGonagle, of South Boston, was 36 when he disappeared in November 1974.
In this September 2000 photo, police removed a male body from Tenean Beach.
McGonagle’s son Paul, who was 14 when his father disappeared, testified in Bulger’s trial. Now 53, he said Bulger once approached him to say his gang “took care of the guys who got my father.” Next
Murder of Deborah Hussey: Proved.
Flemmi and Bulger are accused of killing Deborah Hussey, 26, of Milton. Flemmi had allegedly been having an affair with Hussey since she was a teenager even though he was dating and living with her mother, Marion Hussey. Her remains were found in a makeshift grave across from Florian Hall in Dorchester. Prosecutors said she was murdered in early 1985 shortly after accusing Flemmi of sexually molesting her when she was a girl.
Edward ‘Brian’ Halloran
Murder of Edward Halloran: Proved.
Halloran was a 41-year-old Bulger associate who had been cooperating with the FBI. He was getting a ride home from Michael Donahue after leaving a waterfront bar, when Bulger and an unidentified accomplice opened fire on the pair, killing both.
Halloran had implicated Bulger and Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi, another FBI informant, in the 1981 slaying of a Tulsa, Okla., businessman. Next
Murder of Roger Wheeler: Proved.
Conspiracy to murder Roger Wheeler: Proved.
Wheeler, 55, a Tulsa, Okla., millionaire businessman, was chairman of Telex Corp. and owner of World Jai Alai. He was gunned down outside a Tulsa country club in 1981. Testimony from Bulger’s trial revealed that John Callahan, former president of World Jai Alai, asked hitman John Martorano to kill Wheeler because he feared Wheeler had discovered he was skimming profits. Next
Murder of John Callahan: Proved.
Conspiracy to murder John Callahan: Proved.
Bulger and Flemmi are accused of hiring John Martorano to kill John Callahan in Florida because they feared he’d cooperate with investigators, according to a federal indictment. Martorano confessed to killing Callahan in 1982 because corrupt FBI agent John Connolly warned Bulger that Callahan would expose details of Roger Wheeler’s murder. Next
Murder of Williams O’Brien: Not proved.
O’Brien, 32, of South Boston, was gunned down while he was driving north on Morrissey Boulevard in March 1973. Next
Francis ‘Buddy’ Leonard
Murder of Francis Leonard: Not proved.
Bulger is also charged with killing Francis “Buddy” Leonard, a close friend of Thomas King, in 1975. Leonard, a reputed South Boston gangster, was found shot to death in King’s car.
Pictured: In 1962, South Boston police hustled Francis Leonard, then 22, from a hardware store. He was held on suspicion of breaking and entering in the nighttime. Next
Murder of James Sousa: Not proved.
Conspiracy to murder James Sousa: Not proved.
Sousa, 36, of Waltham, was an associate in the Winter Hill Gang, and was arrested after a botched attempt to rip off a local dentist in a fake gold bullion sale. He was killed in 1974 to prevent him from cooperating with police.
Murder of James O’Toole: Not proved.
James O’Toole was allegedly killed by Bulger in 1973. Next
Alfred ‘Indian Al’ Notarangeli
Murder of Al Notarangeli: Not proved.
Notarangeli, also known as Al Angeli, was the leader of a rival gang to Bulger and was killed in February 1974. John Martorano testified that he killed Notarangeli from one car while Bulger ran intereference in a second car. Details of the killing were also discussed during testimony from Notarangeli’s friend, Frank Capizzi, who was in a car when Bulger’s gang allegedly opened fire on the vehicle, killing Albert Plummer. Next
Murder of Albert Plummer: Not proved.
Plummer, 49, of Andover, was a member of Notarangeli’s gang, and was killed in machine gun fire during a drive-by shooting in the North End. Next
Murder of Michael Milano: Not proved.
The 30-year-old North End bartender happened to drive the same make of Mercedes-Benz as the owner of his restaurant, who was having problems with Bulger. When Milano left work one night in 1973, he drove into a hail of gunfire.
Murder of Debra Davis: No finding.
The longtime girlfriend of Flemmi was 26 when she disappeared on Sept. 17, 1981, after planning to leave him for another man. Bulger told investigators that Flemmi strangled Davis inside his mother’s house, according to sources familiar with the investigation. When Flemmi testified in Bulger’s trial, he said Bulger strangled Davis to death. The pair allegedly carried Davis’s body outside and drove to an isolated area under the train tracks in Quincy, where they buried her in a marshy grave at the edge of the Neponset River. Back to the beginning
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