James "Whitey" Bulger, in a 2011 U.S. Marshals Service photo, has been sentenced to two life terms in prison for his role in 11 killings. EPA/Landov hide caption toggle caption EPA/Landov The Two-Way Judge Sentences 'Whitey' Bulger To Two Life Terms In Prison November 14, 2013 James "Whitey" Bulger has been sentenced to two terms of life in prison, to run consecutively, for his role in 11 murders. The 84-year-old is also being punished for racketeering and other crimes. Before announcing the sentence, Judge Denise Casper read aloud the names of Bulger's victims.