Boston gangster cites well being worries in bid for launch

A infamous New England gangster locked up for existence for a slew of killings says his health is in peril at the rear of bars and desires out.

Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi wrote in a letter to an Oklahoma point out court docket choose that prison clinical team say his age and fundamental wellness conditions make it “highly likely” that he will “suffer an really weak outcome” if he receives the coronavirus, The Boston World described.

Flemmi is serving everyday living sentences for convictions in federal courtroom as very well as Florida and Oklahoma condition courts. Even if federal officers approve his bid for compassionate release, he would continue being locked up unless Oklahoma and Florida officers also agree to launch him. Miami-Dade prosecutor Michael Von Zamft explained there has been no ask for to launch Flemmi from his Florida sentence.

Flemmi’s son, William St. Croix, instructed the Globe that his father is attempting to use the coronavirus to get out, but is truly healthful. Flemmi admitted that he watched as his lover, James “Whitey” Bulger, strangled St. Croix’s sister, Deborah Hussey, in 1985.

“I’ve never ever acquired a letter from him inquiring for forgiveness,” St. Croix said. “He did not just get rid of her, he tortured her … and he desires compassion? I assume persons are going to have a difficult time with that.”

Flemmi was a shut companion of Bulger, the chief of the Winter Hill Gang, which terrorized Bostonians for decades. Flemmi testified from Bulger throughout his 2013 demo.

Flemmi also took the stand in 2018 to testify against another outdated good friend, former New England Mafia Boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme, who was convicted in the 1993 killing a nightclub owner.