“Quite frankly, I think he wanted to die,” Charles Lockett, the Florida penitentiary’s former warden, told NBC News in an exclusive interview.
Just last week, Bulger’s death certificate was released and listed “blunt force injuries of the head” as his cause of death.
In NBC’s interview with Lockett, he detailed the circumstances that led to Bulger’s transfer to West Virginia. Bulger had a verbal confrontation with a prison nursing supervisor after she suggested he be taken to a local hospital to see a heart specialist, which Bulger did not want to do. The confrontation was seen as a threat and Bulger’s transfer was set in motion.
The FBI is investigating Bulger’s death, but so far no one has been charged in the case.