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Bulger jury continues deliberations for fifth day

The Bulger jury has already deliberated for 28 hours over four days.

James "Whitey" Bulger faces several dozen counts in his racketeering and murder trial. Credit: U.S. Attorney's Office James "Whitey" Bulger faces several dozen counts in his racketeering and murder trial.
Credit: U.S. Attorney's Office

After four days and about 28 hours of deliberations, a jury of 12 men and women will continue to debate the fate of alleged mob boss James "Whitey" Bulger today.


The jury began its deliberations last Tuesday and has yet to return a verdict in the trial of the 83-year-old former leader of the Winter Hill Gang.

Today, the group will return to the jury room for a fifth day to deliberate.

The families of Bulger's alleged victims have stayed near the Moakley federal courthouse over the last week as a verdict from the jury could come at any time. As the days went on, many of them waited outside the courthouse.

Bulger is accused in a 32-count indictment of murder, extortion, illegal gun possession and other crimes. One of the counts is racketeering, which itself contains 33 acts that the jury must also consider.

Metro will provide live updates on Twitter when the jury returns a verdict.

Follow Michael Naughton on Twitter @metrobosmike.

 
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