Crime boss Whitey Bul­ger… caged at last

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one for Johnny Mar­torano, and one for Tommy King.

Whitey was care­ful to make sure the weapon he handed King was the one pre­s­e­lected just for him, the gun with no real fire­power,only blanks.

Whitey drove out of the park­ing l ot. But be­fore the car even reached the ro­tary at Pre­ble Cir­cle, Johnny Mar­torano quickly shifted for­ward and put his pis­tol to the back of Tommy King’s head.

Tommy King pitched for­ward into a heap. He was dead and the car’s in­te­rior on his side was spat­tered with blood and brain mat­ter.

With Ste­vie Flemmi fol­low­ing, Whitey headed south through side streets, his des­ti­na­tion a marshy area along the Ne­pon­set River near the bridge that con­nected Bos­ton to the city of Quincy.

Ar­riv­ing at the shore of the ne­glected ur­ban wa­ter­way , they met two men wait­ing next to a freshly dug hole in the sand.

The gang dragged King’s corpse from the car and dumped it into the grave, the sec­ond in an area that, as other graves were added, be­came known as the Bul­ger burial ground.

Whitey stayed be­hind to over­see the in­ter­ment while Ste­vie Flemmi left, tak­ing Howie Win­ter and Johnny Mar­torano.

Only later did Ste­vie learn that Whitey was not fin­ished, that he had an­other move in mind, a twist to the drama he had con­cocted with­out the oth­ers’ coun­sel.

Whitey and the two grave­yard work­ers headed back into Southie look­ing for Fran­cis X “Buddy” Leonard.

Whitey and his as­so­ciates dis­liked the loose, heavy-drink­ing Leonard – but worse, he was Tommy King’s friend.

Whitey jumped Leonard com­ing out of a bar, pushed him into a car, and shot him in the head.

He then aban­doned the car with the corpse in a con­spic­u­ous spot, on Pil­sud­ski Way in the Old Colony hous­ing pro­ject, where it was no­ticed right away.

Just what Whitey wanted, be­cause Leonard was a pawn in his strat­egy to cover up the mur­der of Tommy King.

Whitey spread a story that Tommy King had fled Bos­ton af­ter killing Buddy Leonard dur­ing a beef. Pin the hit on Tommy King, and King was now nowhere to be found.

A quar­ter-cen­tury passed by be­fore King’s de­com­posed body was re­cov­ered and, un­til then, the mur­ders of King and Leonard were of­fi­cially listed on the books at the Bos­ton Po­lice Depart­ment as “un­solved”.

But that was not what made the homi­cides of Novem­ber 5, 1975, sig­nif­i­cant to Whitey’s ca­reer.

Whitey was now killing while on FBI time, a newly minted Top Ech­e­lon in­for­mant. THE front door of Cape-style house un­locked.

Ste­vie Flemmi headed down the hall, where Whitey was in the bed­room. Deb­bie Davis fol­lowed Ste­vie and when she ap­proached the back bed­room Whitey stepped out into the hall.

His at­tack was light­ning fast. Whitey seized her by the throat with his hands and be­gan to shake her like a rag doll. Deb­bie, gasp­ing for breath, was dy­ing.

Ex­actly how Whitey stran­gled Deb­bie Davis – and how long it took – will for­ever be in dis­pute.

Whitey later told a con­fed­er­ate that the young woman was still alive when he hauled her down­stairs into the cel­lar and de­posited her into a chair.

In this ver­sion, Whitey likely the was

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