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Student charged in principal's murder

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- A 17-year-old student charged this week with first-degree murder in the slaying of a Christian school principal told investigators he had planned to stab the woman on the third day of classes, when he knew he would be alone with her in a classroom, police said Thursday.

Eduardo Marmolejo was held without bond and ordered to undergo a mental evaluation by a Juvenile Court judge.

He has been charged with planning the killing of Suzette York, 49, for months. York's body was found by a teacher in a classroom Wednesday at Memphis Junior Academy, a Seventh-day Adventist school of fewer than 100 students.

Police said Marmolejo said he planned to kill York because he did not like her.

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> MASSACHUSETTS

Crime boss' girlfriend accused of aiding him

BOSTON (AP) -- The longtime girlfriend of reputed Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger was indicted Thursday for allegedly helping him dodge authorities during his 16 years on the run.

Federal prosecutors charged Catherine Greig with conspiracy to harbor and conceal a fugitive, a crime that carries a maximum of five years in prison.

Greig, 60, has been held since she and Bulger were captured June 22 in Santa Monica, Calif.

Bulger pleaded not guilty to charges he participated in 19 murders while he was leader of the Winter Hill gang and also an FBI informant against rival mobsters.

In the indictment, prosecutors say Greig refused to let law enforcement officers search for Bulger at her Quincy, Mass., home several days after he disappeared in December 1994.

In February 1995, she met Bulger at a Boston beach after driving around the city for an hour to shake any surveillance, the indictment said. Later that month, she allegedly met him in his car, and they fled the state.