Crime boss Whitey Bulger… caged at last
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.
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