Jury About To Begin Deliberations In Whitey Bulger Trial

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BOSTON (AP) — Jurors began their deliberations Tuesday in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger, the reputed crime boss who is accused of participating in 19 murders during a two-decade reign over Boston’s underworld.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Bernice Corpuz reports
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The jury deliberated for nearly six hours before being dismissed for the day. Deliberations will resume Wednesday morning.

Bulger is charged with orchestrating or committing the killings during the 1970s and ’80s while he allegedly led the notorious Winter Hill Gang, a crew of mostly Irish-American gangsters.

Read:Bulger Verdict Form For Jurors (.pdf)

Bulger was one of the nation’s most wanted fugitives after he fled Boston in 1994 ahead of an indictment. During his 16 years on the run, his secret relationship with the FBI as an informant was revealed, embarrassing the FBI and exposing corruption…

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