Bulger Jurors To Begin 2nd Day Of Deliberations
BOSTON (AP) — Jurors in the racketeering trial of James "Whitey" Bulger are headed back to court for a second day of deliberations today on a litany of charges against the reputed gangster.
The 83-year-old Bulger is charged in a racketeering indictment with participating in 19 killings during the 1970s and '80s while he allegedly led the Winter Hill Gang.
The federal jury began considering the case Tuesday and deliberated about six hours before going home.
During the two-month trial, prosecution witnesses portrayed Bulger as a hands-on crime boss who killed some of the gang's targets himself or orchestrated and helped plan killings.
Bulger's lawyers said the testimony of three once-loyal Bulger cohorts was bought by prosecutors who offered them reduced prison terms in exchange for testifying against Bulger.