Her lawyer urged the judge to impose a sentence of a little more than two years, arguing that Greig was in love with Bulger when she fled Boston with him in 1995. They were arrest last June. - AP
Perjury charge for suspect's wife
The wife of Trayvon Martin's shooter was charged with perjury Tuesday, accused of lying when she told a judge that the couple had limited funds during a hearing that resulted in her husband's being released on $150,000 bond.
Shellie Zimmerman, 25, was released on $1,000 bond. George Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the teen's slaying and had been out on the bond after the April 20 hearing. Circuit Judge Kenneth Lester on June 1 revoked the bond and ordered Zimmerman returned to jail.
George Zimmerman's attorney, Mark O'Mara, has said the couple were confused and fearful when they misled court officials about how much money they had. A call and e-mail to him Tuesday weren't immediately returned.
Records show Shellie Zimmerman in the days before the hearing transferred $74,000 in eight smaller amounts ranging from $7,500 to $9,990, from her husband's credit union account to hers, according to an arrest affidavit. - AP
Soldier convicted in comrade deaths
FORT STEWART, Ga. - A Texas soldier was found guilty Tuesday of killing his two Army roommates in 2010 at a U.S. base camp in Iraq, where prosecutors said he opened fire hours after complaining that the victims had let their room get too messy.
A court-martial found Spec. Neftaly Platero guilty of two counts of premeditated murder and one count of attempted premeditated murder after a weeklong trial. A fourth soldier who shared the room was also shot but survived.
The verdict was reached Tuesday by a five-member jury of Army officers and noncommissioned officers after 90 minutes of deliberations.
Platero faces an automatic sentence of life in prison, but the jury must decide whether he will be eligible for parole. Fort Stewart commanders last year decided not to pursue the death penalty. - AP
A black bear that had apparently swum the 500-foot-wide Cape Cod Canal on a 60-mile trip to the Cape's tip in Provincetown was captured and released back on the mainland early Tuesday. Officials said they had worried both for the 180-pound bear - the first seen on the Cape - and the public, who had tracked the bear's travels.