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Boston Gangster Bulger Transferred To Okla.

BOSTON (AP) - An Oklahoma prosecutor says officials in his state are still deciding whether to try James "Whitey" Bulger for a 1981 murder.

A federal Bureau of Prisons spokesman says the 84-year-old Boston gangster has been transferred to FTC Oklahoma City, which houses inmates as they are moved between prisons.

Tulsa County First Assistant District Attorney Doug Drummond said Tuesday his office didn't know Bulger was being sent to Oklahoma and that he isn't aware of a connection to any possible prosecution.

Tulsa prosecutors have been deciding whether to move forward with a first-degree murder charge against Bulger in the 1981 killing of businessman Roger Wheeler. Bulger was convicted by a federal jury in Boston earlier this year of killing Wheeler and 10 others and sentenced to two life terms.

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