James "Whitey" Bulger

VERDICT WATCH: Bulger jury in 5th day of deliberations


James 'Whitey' Bulger Aug 5, 2013 Boston-Photo / AP  Jane Flavell CollinsJurors in the racketeering trial of James “Whitey” Bulger (BUHL’-jur) have begun their fifth day of deliberations at federal court in Boston after mulling over the charges against the reputed crime boss for about 28 hours without reaching a verdict.

The 83-year-old Bulger is charged in a 32-count racketeering indictment that includes 19 killings.

Within the main racketeering charge are 33 separate criminal acts, including each killing. 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.

In their first hour of deliberations Monday, the jurors asked that if they find a person named in the indictment guilty of an act, is Bulger guilty as well? The judge said she would tell jurors they must find Bulger guilty separately.

DENISE LAVOIE

Source: AP

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