A letter up for public sale penned by James “Whitey” Bulger throughout his days on the Plymouth County Correctional Facility consists of claims he by no means killed a girl and particulars his failing well being.
The doc, addressed to Chris Duett in Orlando, Florida, is on the market by way of Lelands’ “2019 Spring Classic” on-line public sale, with a $300 beginning bid.
It had fetched as a lot as $777 after six bids by Thursday morning.
Bulger, 89, who was killed in November by inmates in a West Virginia jail, wrote to Duett a couple of coronary heart murmur and his time on the run together with his longtime girlfriend, Catherine Greig.
The letter — signed, “Sincerely, Jim Bulger” — is undated, however the envelope was postmarked Nov. 23, 2011, in Brockton.
“Want you to know — I never killed any women,” Bulger wrote.
“Anyone who gave info on me was given ‘deals’ 14 years ago and lied in process to justify their lies,” he added.
The infamous Irish-American mobster, who helmed the notorious Winter Hill Gang and served as an FBI informant, suffered a number of coronary heart assaults in his later years, episodes he detailed in different letters to a pal.
Bulger, who was given a life sentence in 2013 for 11 murders, additionally talked about his deteriorating well being to Duett, a pen pal who routinely writes to convicted killers.
“Came in here healthy, but isolation from people, little (being) up on feet, etc. is slowly wearing me down,” Bulger wrote, in keeping with Lelands. “Also affecting my mind — in time I give it a year, it’s over. By then the family can accept it easier….But I’ll never kill myself.”
Bulger and Greig spent 16 years hiding from the legislation. The couple was seen in Europe, Mexico, Canada, and throughout the United States. In 2011, they had been arrested in Santa Monica, California.
Bulger wrote to Duett that they “lived like a normal elderly couple” throughout their days hiding from authorities. They “went out for walks every day — never looking over shoulder,” he wrote.
“Live till you die — and that’s the story,” he penned.
Bids on the letter and envelope, which embrace a letter of authenticity, can be accepted till June 7, in keeping with the Leland itemizing.