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.