Whitey Bulger Victim's Son 'Surprised and Pleased' at Gangster Being Killed in Prison

Notorious Boston mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger was killed at a Hazelden, a West Virginia maximum security federal prison on Tuesday, shortly after he transferred there, multiple law enforcement sources told Newsweek.

The son of one Bulger victim said he was "surprised and pleased" at news that Bulger was killed.

"I'm surprised and pleased. I didn't think anyone was going to get to kill him. I thought he would die an old man in jail," Tommy Donohue told Newsweek. "This is happy news for our family."

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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Two Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) artist composite images of fugitive James 'Whitey' Bulger are shown in this handout photo released by the FBI January 2, 2003, in Washington, DC. Bulger is on the FBI's top ten most wanted fugitive list for crimes related to his involvement with the Mafia, specifically on charges of racketeering, extortion and drug trafficking. Bulger has also been charged with being involved in the murders of 21 people. FBI/Getty Images