Families of Bulger's alleged victims react to Greig's guilty plea
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Families of James “Whitey” Bulger’s alleged victims reacted to his longtime girlfriend’s guilty plea to helping him evade authorities on Wednesday.
The families were inside federal court when Catherine Greig pleaded guilty to 3 felony charges. Steven Davis, the brother of Bulger’s alleged victim Debra Davis, told the judge in court that Greig doesn’t deserve any leniency.
“She’s a monster. She knew the day she got in the car what the whole future was. She knew that. She knew exactly what she was getting into,” said Steven Davis.
Patricia Donahue, whose husband, Tommy, was a Bulger victim, says she’s skeptical when prosecutors say they offered Greig nothing.
“Well, I’m sure there’s something in it for her or I don’t think she would have pleaded guilty because she gave up a lot of her rights, and I think nobody pleads guilty for no reason,” said Patricia Donahue.
At one point in the courtroom, Catherine Greig choked up recalling a family suicide back in the 1980’s. But she didn’t get any sympathy from Donahue.
“Where was she when I was crying? I’m sure if I would break down and cry she probably wouldn’t care,” Patricia Donahue said.
The families are hoping Greig gets the maximum, but they’re worried she’ll get a lot less. They said they’re also worried that she has access to the money her boyfriend made.
“There’s a lot of it. She has a lot of his money. Something that she can retire on,” said Davis.
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