Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger, who was beaten to death last year in a high-security prison in West Virginia, has "possibly wanted to die," a former prison official suggested.
Charles Lockett, the former guardsman of a Florida jail where Bulger was originally held, said the 89-year-old gangster repeatedly refused medical treatment for severe chest pain, causing him to go to Hazelton Federal Court in Bruceton Mills, West Virginia, to be brought, reported NBC News on Monday. [19659003FLASHBACK:MURDEREDGANGSTERWHITEYBULGERHATTE'PEACEFULNODE'
"Honestly, he wanted to die," former Coleman II director of the news agency said. "I think he had come to all sorts of problems Peace with them."
Bulger was wrapped in a blanket at 8:21 am on October 30, 2018 at 8:21 am, apparently beaten with a lock stuffed into a sock. He had arrived at the facility less than 12 hours before his death.
A death certificate indicated that Bulger had died of "blunt force injuries to the head". The criminal was attacked in his work "by others" "prison cell," said the document. His death was classified as murder.
"It's a tragedy, but I do not think anybody has failed in their duty," Lockett told NBC News.
Bulgers rendition came after threatening a caregiver who had stopped the police inmate to seek a specialist for his heart problem, Lockett said. Since prisoners can not be forced to seek treatment, employees could only monitor the condition of Bulger, which later improved.
"They could not decide whether he was ill or not," Lockett told the outlet. "He did not want any medical care at all, which is sad. If he had agreed to see a specialist, he would probably have gone to another medical facility. But the fact that he refused to see a specialist caused these problems.
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Bulger was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2013 for escaping from Boston in late 1994 until his arrest in 2011, known as one of the nation's most wanted refugees, for eleven murders and other crimes.
No charges have been brought in Bulger's death, but officials have said two Massachusetts gangsters are under suspicion of his murder.
19659008] Elizabeth Zwirz and the Associated Press of Fox News contributed to this report.