Former inmate accused in Whitey Bulger killing gets time served in plea deal

CLARKSBURG, W.Va. — One of the inmates who participated in October 2018 Hazelton federal prison beating death of mob boss Whitey Bulger has been sentenced in federal court.

Sean McKinnon was sentenced Monday for time already served.

Whitey Bulger

Federal prosecutors said McKinnon was the lookout for  Fotios “Freddy” Geas and Paul J. DeCologero, the pair who allegedly murdered Bulger shortly after he arrived at Hazelton. Prosecutors alleged they repeatedly hit Bulger in the head.

McKinnon was released from USP Hazelton in 2022 after completing a sentence for stealing guns from a firearms dealer. He was arrested later that year after the indictment was handed up in the Bulger death.

McKinnon, who lived in Florida, will continue to be on supervised release.

Plea and sentencing hearings are scheduled for Aug. 1 for DeCologero and Sept. 6 for Geas.

Bulger ran an Irish mob in Boston in the 1970s and ’80s and became one of the nation’s most wanted fugitives after fleeing Boston in 1994. After 16 years on the run he was captured at age 81 and convicted in 2013 for string of killings and gang-related crimes.

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