Newport News woman to serve 42 months for perjury

Posted at 1:57 PM, Jan 07, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-07 13:57:29-05

Officials say 30-year-old Bettina Bugg of Newport News has been sentenced to 42 months  in prison for lying to a federal grand jury. 

They say she pleaded guilty back in July. 

According to documents, Bugg was subpoenaed to testify before a federal grand jury in Newport News for a double homicide that occurred in 2009 on 33rd Street and Marshall Avenue. 

The father of one of her children, Kevin Ashby, was identified as a suspect in the case according to court documents. 

Officials say she lied while under oath and also asked a government witness to lie also.