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Crime boss James ‘Whitey’ Bulger dies in W. Va. prison

Clip: 10/30/2018 | 4m 29s

Boston crime boss James “Whitey” Bulger has died, one day after being transferred to a West Virginia federal prison. A notorious lifelong criminal who ran gambling and drug rackets for decades, he fled Boston in 1994 but was eventually caught. In 2013, Bulger was convicted of involvement in 11 murders in the 1970s and 1980s. WGBH’s Emily Rooney joins Judy Woodruff to discuss his violent legacy.

Aired: 10/30/18

Rating: NR

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