Who Killed Whitey Bulger? New Details Emerge On Possible Attacker | TODAY

Who Killed Whitey Bulger? New Details Emerge On Possible Attacker | TODAY

HAVE BEEN BEHIND IT. OUR NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT, KATE OUR NATIONAL CORRESPONDENT, KATE SNOW, JOINS US WITH MORE. SNOW, JOINS US WITH MORE. >> GOOD MORNING. >> GOOD MORNING. THIS MORNING NEW DETAILS ABOUT THIS MORNING NEW DETAILS ABOUT THE IMPROVISED WEAPON THAT MAY THE IMPROVISED WEAPON THAT MAY HAVE BEEN USED. HAVE BEEN USED. BULGER WAS A MOBSTER WHO ONCE BULGER WAS A MOBSTER WHO ONCE HELPED LAW ENFORCEMENT AND NOW HELPED LAW ENFORCEMENT AND NOW TWO SOURCES TELL NBC NEWS TWO SOURCES TELL NBC NEWS THEY’RE LOOKING AT A FELLOW THEY’RE LOOKING AT A FELLOW INMATE WITH MAFIA TIES WHO MIGHT INMATE WITH MAFIA TIES WHO MIGHT HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE KILLING. KILLING. >> Reporter: THE QUESTION THIS >> Reporter: THE QUESTION THIS MORNING, WHO KILLED WHITEY MORNING, WHO KILLED WHITEY BULGER, THE MOB BOSS TURNED FBI BULGER, THE MOB BOSS TURNED FBI INFORMANT DYING AS VIOLENTLY AS INFORMANT DYING AS VIOLENTLY AS HE LIVED. HE LIVED. AUTHORITIES NOW BELIEVE BULGER AUTHORITIES NOW BELIEVE BULGER WAS BEATEN REPEATEDLY WITH A WAS BEATEN REPEATEDLY WITH A LOCK IN A SOCK. LOCK IN A SOCK. THE BRUTAL ATTACK TAKING PLACE THE BRUTAL ATTACK TAKING PLACE INSIDE THE 89-YEAR-OLD’S CELL INSIDE THE 89-YEAR-OLD’S CELL JUST HOURS AFTER HE ARRIVED AT JUST HOURS AFTER HE ARRIVED AT THIS WEST VIRGINIA PRISON. THIS WEST VIRGINIA PRISON. CITING INDIVIDUALS BELIEVED ON CITING INDIVIDUALS BELIEVED ON THE ATTACK, THE BOSTON GLOBE THE ATTACK, THE BOSTON GLOBE REVEALING INVESTIGATORS EYEING REVEALING INVESTIGATORS EYEING TWO INMATES AS POTENTIAL TWO INMATES AS POTENTIAL SUSPECTS. SUSPECTS. ONE OF THEM 51-YEAR-OLD A MAFIA ONE OF THEM 51-YEAR-OLD A MAFIA HITMAN FROM WESTERN HITMAN FROM WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS SERVING A LIFE MASSACHUSETTS SERVING A LIFE SENTENCE FOR HIS ROLE IN TWO SENTENCE FOR HIS ROLE IN TWO MURDERS. MURDERS. THE GLOBE REPORTING VIDEO THE GLOBE REPORTING VIDEO SURVEILLANCE CAPTURED HIM AND SURVEILLANCE CAPTURED HIM AND ANOTHER INMATE ENTERING THE CELL ANOTHER INMATE ENTERING THE CELL ABOUT TWO HOURS BEFORE HE WAS ABOUT TWO HOURS BEFORE HE WAS FOUND UNRESPONSIVE. FOUND UNRESPONSIVE. >> HE WAS JUST AS MUCH OF A >> HE WAS JUST AS MUCH OF A KILLER AND A COLD PERSON AS KILLER AND A COLD PERSON AS WHITEY BULGER. WHITEY BULGER. >> Reporter: THE MAN ENDED UP >> Reporter: THE MAN ENDED UP BEHIND BARS ONLY AFTER HIS BEHIND BARS ONLY AFTER HIS FRIENDS GAVE HIM UP TO THE FEDS. FRIENDS GAVE HIM UP TO THE FEDS. PERHAPS A REASON TO RUB OUT PERHAPS A REASON TO RUB OUT BULGER WHO FOR YEARS SENT RIVAL BULGER WHO FOR YEARS SENT RIVAL MAFIA MEMBERS TO PRISON AS AN MAFIA MEMBERS TO PRISON AS AN FBI INFORMANT WHILE HIS OWN FBI INFORMANT WHILE HIS OWN CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE GREW. CRIMINAL ENTERPRISE GREW. >> HE HATES RATS. >> HE HATES RATS. AND WHITEY IS THE KING OF ALL AND WHITEY IS THE KING OF ALL RATS. RATS. THAT’S WHY FREDDIE WOULD WANT TO THAT’S WHY FREDDIE WOULD WANT TO KILL HIM. KILL HIM. >> Reporter: THE ATTORNEY SAYS >> Reporter: THE ATTORNEY SAYS HE SPOKE TO HIS CLIENT DAYS HE SPOKE TO HIS CLIENT DAYS BEFORE BULGER’S KILLING. BEFORE BULGER’S KILLING. >> HE IS IN THERE FOR MURDER, SO >> HE IS IN THERE FOR MURDER, SO I WASN’T COMPLETELY SURPRISED HE I WASN’T COMPLETELY SURPRISED HE WOULD BE ALLEGED TO BE INVOLVED WOULD BE ALLEGED TO BE INVOLVED IN ANOTHER MURDER. IN ANOTHER MURDER. I DON’T HAVE ANY FIRSTHAND I DON’T HAVE ANY FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE THAT HE WAS INVOLVED. KNOWLEDGE THAT HE WAS INVOLVED. >> Reporter: HE HAD TALKED TO >> Reporter: HE HAD TALKED TO HIM ABOUT BULGER IN THE PAST. HIM ABOUT BULGER IN THE PAST. >> HE KNEW WHO BULGER WAS AND >> HE KNEW WHO BULGER WAS AND HIS REPUTATION FOR BEING AN HIS REPUTATION FOR BEING AN INFORMANT. INFORMANT. >> Reporter: THIS MORNING NO >> Reporter: THIS MORNING NO CHARGES ANNOUNCED IN THE CASE CHARGES ANNOUNCED IN THE CASE AND TWO SOURCES TELL US GIAZ IS AND TWO SOURCES TELL US GIAZ IS ONE OF TWO POTENTIAL ACTORS IN ONE OF TWO POTENTIAL ACTORS IN THE KILLING. THE KILLING. IN THE END TURNING ONE OF THE IN THE END TURNING ONE OF THE COUNTRY’S MOST RUTHLESS COUNTRY’S MOST RUTHLESS CRIMINALS INTO THE VICTIM. CRIMINALS INTO THE VICTIM. WHILE WE’RE GETTING A BETTER WHILE WE’RE GETTING A BETTER PICTURE OF WHAT HAPPENED TO PICTURE OF WHAT HAPPENED TO BULGER, THERE’S ONE BIG MYSTERY BULGER, THERE’S ONE BIG MYSTERY THAT REMAINS. THAT REMAINS. WHY WAS HE TRANSFERRED TO THE WHY WAS HE TRANSFERRED TO THE WEST VIRGINIA TRIZ IN THE FIRST WEST VIRGINIA TRIZ IN THE FIRST PLACE AND WHY WAS HE PLACED IN PLACE AND WHY WAS HE PLACED IN THE GENERAL POPULATION? THE GENERAL POPULATION? HIS DEATH AT THAT VIOLENT HIS DEATH AT THAT VIOLENT FACILITY IS THE THIRD IN SEVEN FACILITY IS THE THIRD IN SEVEN MONTHS. MONTHS. THEY’RE SUPPOSEDEDLY THEY’RE SUPPOSEDEDLY UNDERSTAFFED. UNDERSTAFFED. A LOT OF PEOPLE WONDERING IF A LOT OF PEOPLE WONDERING IF THIS WAS AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO THIS WAS AN ACCIDENT WAITING TO HAPPEN. HAPPEN. >> YOU COULD THINK THEY COULD >> YOU COULD THINK THEY COULD LOOK AT THE PAPERS AND FIGURE

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