A law enforcement official says a second inmate under suspicion in Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's prison killing is a Massachusetts man convicted of conspiring to kill a teenager to keep her from talking to police.
The official who was briefed on the investigation said Friday that 44-year-old Paul J. DeCologero is a suspect in Bulger's death Tuesday at a West Virginia prison. The official insisted on anonymity because he was not authorized to discuss the case.
DeCologero is the second Massachusetts mobster suspected in Bulger's beating.
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The FBI has declined to comment. Authorities have said only that Bulger's death is being investigated as a homicide.
Attorney Jeanne Kempthorne previously represented DeCologero and said she has a "hard time seeing a motive" for him to kill Bulger.