Homicide

Gangster James "Whitey" Bulger's belongings to be auctioned

  • FILE - This file June 23, 2011, booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger. He was convicted in Boston federal court in August 2013 of multiple murders and other crimes. The U.S. Marshals Service will auction items belonging to Bulger and his girlfriend Catherine Greig on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The proceeds will be divided among the families of Bulger's victims. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)

    FILE - This file June 23, 2011, booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows James "Whitey" Bulger. He was convicted in Boston federal court in August 2013 of multiple murders and other crimes. The U.S. Marshals Service will auction items belonging to Bulger and his girlfriend Catherine Greig on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The proceeds will be divided among the families of Bulger's victims. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This file June 23, 2011, booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Catherine Greig, longtime girlfriend of Whitey Bulger who was captured with Bulger. She was sentenced to prison in 2012 for harboring a fugitive and other crimes. The U.S. Marshals Service will auction items belonging to Bulger and Greig on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The proceeds will be divided among the families of Bulger's victims. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)

    FILE - This file June 23, 2011, booking photo provided by the U.S. Marshals Service shows Catherine Greig, longtime girlfriend of Whitey Bulger who was captured with Bulger. She was sentenced to prison in 2012 for harboring a fugitive and other crimes. The U.S. Marshals Service will auction items belonging to Bulger and Greig on Saturday, June 25, 2016. The proceeds will be divided among the families of Bulger's victims. (AP Photo/U.S. Marshals Service, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Auctioneer Bob Sheehan reaches for a letter addressed to the Mass. Senate President William Bulger, among items belonging to James "Whitey" Bulger and Catherine Greig, which will be auctioned off this weekend at the Boston Convention Center, Friday, June 24, 2016, in Boston. The proceeds will be divided among the families of Bulger's victims. On the top shelf is a decades old booking photograph of Whitey Bulger, which was found inside a book in his Santa Monica, Calif. apartment. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

    Auctioneer Bob Sheehan reaches for a letter addressed to the Mass. Senate President William Bulger, among items belonging to James "Whitey" Bulger and Catherine Greig, which will be auctioned off this weekend at the Boston Convention Center, Friday, June 24, 2016, in Boston. The proceeds will be divided among the families of Bulger's victims. On the top shelf is a decades old booking photograph of Whitey Bulger, which was found inside a book in his Santa Monica, Calif. apartment. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)  (The Associated Press)

Hundreds of items owned by Boston gangster James "Whitey" Bulger are going on the auction block this weekend.

Interested buyers can bid on a sterling silver "psycho killer" skull ring, a rat-shaped pencil holder and a stack of books about the mafia. Many of the items were taken from the apartment in Santa Monica, California, where Bulger and his longtime girlfriend were captured in 2011 after 16 years on the run.

Proceeds from the auction will be distributed among the families of Bulger's victims, including 20 murder victims and several extortion victims.

The live auction will be held Saturday at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center along with a simultaneous online auction.

The 86-year-old Bulger is serving a life sentence in federal prison.