Juror who convicted Bulger offers support for Greig

One of the jurors who convicted James "Whitey" Bulger told 7News that she wants to help his girlfriend when she is sentenced later this month.

Catherine Greig is currently serving an eight-year sentence for helping Bulger hide for 16 years while he was on the run. Now prosecutors are asking a judge to add years to the sentence because Greig refuses to say who else helped Bulger hide.

Janet Uhlar, "Juror #12," found Bulger guilty of participating in more than a dozen murders. Uhlar acknowledged that she exchanged letters with Bulger after the trial and now says she wrote to Greig in an attempt to get to know her better. 

"Try to get to know her more than anything because I was trying to figure out what’s truth and what’s not the truth," said Uhlar.

She said she also wrote to the judge, saying Greig should not face additional years behind bars while killers who testified against Bulger are free and the FBI who helped him have not been punished.

"Now they’re going to push, at least the judge is threatening a life sentence," said Uhlar. "I don’t know if he means it or not but the threat is there. And that is totally just beyond comprehension to me."

Greig will be sentenced later this month and Uhlar said she plans to be there.

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