A notorious New England gangster locked up for daily life for a slew of killings states his health is in peril behind bars and needs out.

Stephen “The Rifleman” Flemmi wrote in a letter to an Oklahoma condition court decide that prison professional medical staff say his age and underlying wellness circumstances make it “highly likely” that he will “suffer an exceptionally inadequate outcome” if he gets the coronavirus, The Boston Globe reported.

Flemmi is serving lifestyle sentences for convictions in federal courtroom as properly as Florida and Oklahoma state courts. Even if federal officials approve his bid for compassionate release, he would remain locked up except Oklahoma and Florida officers also concur to release him. Miami-Dade prosecutor Michael Von Zamft claimed there has been no ask for to launch Flemmi from his Florida sentence.

Flemmi’s son, William St. Croix, told the World that his father is seeking to use the coronavirus to get out, but is in fact healthful. Flemmi admitted that he watched as his companion, James “Whitey” Bulger, strangled St. Croix’s sister, Deborah Hussey, in 1985.

“I’ve by no means received a letter from him asking for forgiveness,” St. Croix mentioned. “He did not just eliminate her, he tortured her … and he wants compassion? I imagine individuals are likely to have a really hard time with that.”

Flemmi was a close associate of Bulger, the chief of the Winter Hill Gang, which terrorized Bostonians for decades. Flemmi testified towards Bulger through his 2013 demo.

Flemmi also took the stand in 2018 to testify from another outdated mate, former New England Mafia Boss Francis “Cadillac Frank” Salemme, who was convicted in the 1993 killing a nightclub owner.