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Bulger Jury Heads into 5th Day of Deliberations

Whitey-Bulger-MugshotBOSTON (AP/WGGB) — Jurors in the racketeering trial of James “Whitey” Bulger are heading into their fifth day of deliberations after mulling over charges against the reputed crime boss for about 28 hours without reaching a verdict.

The jury returns to federal court in Boston today.

The 83-year-old Bulger is charged with a litany of crimes in a sweeping 32-count racketeering indictment, including 19 killings.

Within the main racketeering charge against Bulger are 33 separate criminal acts, including all the killings. The jury must find that Bulger committed at least two of the acts within 10 years of each other to find him guilty of racketeering.

Bulger fled Boston in 1994 before his indictment and was one of the nation’s most-wanted fugitives until his capture in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011.


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