Whitey described his plight in noble, selfless terms, as if he had come to see himself in the same benign light that Greig had seen him in throughout their years together. He would do anything to repay the loyalty she had shown him. And as she sat in a jail in Rhode Island, he longed for her.
In exchange for Greig’s release, Whitey claimed that he was willing to plead guilty to all of the charges against him, even if it meant facing execution — in Florida for one murder or in Oklahoma for another. But he said the government refused to make a deal: “[I] never loved anyone like I do her and offered my life (execution) if they would free her. But no they want me to suffer.”
Greig, now 61, pleaded guilty in 2012 to harboring a fugitive and identify fraud and was sentenced to eight years in prison. She has since appealed that decision and a federal appeals court will hear arguments in March on whether her sentence should be cut to less than three years.
As for Whitey, he doesn’t believe she deserved even that. “She did what all the cops, prisons and courts couldn’t,” he wrote. “Got me to live crime free 16 years — for this they should give her a medal.”