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Whitey Bulger defends himself in letter from prison, talks of love
In a letter purportedly written by Bulger from prison to someone named Eric Morrison and posted on Radar Online, Bulger in cursive handwriting defends himself and says he’s getting together information for an appeal.
Bulger was found guilty of murder and other counts in August after being captured in Santa Monica in 2011 after 16 years on the run.
Bulger says in the letter that twice in life he offered himself up so his girlfriends could go free. When he was captured, he says, he offered to plead guilty if authorities would let girlfriend and fellow fugitive Catherine Greig go. Authorities declined and she was sentenced to eight years in prison in 2012.
Bulger says he had agreed to plead guilty when captured for a bank robbery in the 1950s, if authorities let his girlfriend at the time go free.
“She was the best thing that happened to me — over 16 years on the run were happiest years of my life — memories sustain me — I expect the worst is yet to come,” he writes, about Greig.
Flemmi, Bulger’s right-hand man, testified against Bulger at trial. Connolly, the FBI agent who worked closely with Bulger, is serving time in a Florida prison for leaking information that led to murders. Bulger says Flemmi was giving information to the FBI while he was still in prison in 1960, and that Connolly and Flemmi conspired against him.
One of the most gruesome parts of Bulger’s trial involved the story of the murder of Debra Hussey, Flemmi’s stepdaughter and lover, who was allegedly using drugs and carelessly talking about Bulger, according to Flemmi. Bulger strangled her and then had Flemmi pull out her teeth.
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