Oops: Media outlets pull stories claiming Quincy hit-and-run victim was Bulger minion turned informant
The Herald and Channel 5 both had stories on their Web sites this morning claming that a Milton man found dead in a Quincy snowbank yesterday was a Southie boyo who ratted out Bulger when Bulger turned his back on the guy's family after he was sent to the stir. The stories (the Herald broke it, Channel 5 reported on it) were complete with loving quotes from a fellow convict (former state Sen. and fraudster Joe Timilty) about what a great guy he was.
Both have now taken out all Bulger references (and Timilty quotes) from their stories. The Herald also turned comments off on its story.