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8:58 am
Sat March 10, 2012

Wheeler Murder in Tulsa: Reputed mobster's girlfriend rethinking plea

BOSTON (AP) — The brother of one of reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger's alleged murder victims says he's been told by a representative for federal prosecutors in Boston that Bulger's girlfriend Catherine Greig (Grehg) is considering pleading guilty to helping Bulger evade capture.

Steven Davis tells The Boston Globe a federal victim advocate told him Friday that Greig's lawyers indicated she's considering pleading guilty without a plea bargain and prosecutors asked victims' relatives to meet with them Monday.

WCVB-TV first reported Davis's comments.

Messages were left Friday for Greig's attorney, the U.S. attorney's office, and Davis.

Greig has pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to harbor a fugitive.

Bulger and Greig were captured in June in California after 16 years on the run. He has pleaded not guilty in connection with 19 killings.

Bulger is suspected in connection with the 1981 murder of Tulsa businessman Roger Wheeler at the Southern Hills Country Club.

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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