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Bulger jury deliberations will go into 4th day

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  • In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger listens to defense attorney, Hank Brennan, during closing arguments at U.S. District Court, in Boston, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. Bulger's lawyers used their closing arguments to go after three gangsters who took the stand against the reputed Boston crime boss, portraying them as pathological liars whose testimony was bought and paid for by prosecutors.

      In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger listens to defense attorney, Hank Brennan, during closing arguments at U.S. District Court, in Boston, Monday, Aug. 5, 2013. Bulger's lawyers used their closing arguments to go after three gangsters who took the stand against the reputed Boston crime boss, portraying them as pathological liars whose testimony was bought and paid for by prosecutors.

 
Associated Press

BOSTON -- Jurors in the Boston racketeering trial of reputed mobster James "Whitey" Bulger have deliberated for a third day without reaching a verdict.

They will return to the jury room Friday morning.

On Thursday, Judge Denise Casper gave the 12-member jury an added instruction at the request of prosecutors. Casper is urging them to make findings on each of the 33 racketeering acts against Bulger.

The 33 acts underpin a racketeering charge against Bulger. The acts include the 19 killings Bulger is accused of playing a role in, plus extortions, money-laundering and narcotics distribution.

The judge told jurors they should try to say whether prosecutors proved each act.

The 83-year-old Bulger was one of the nation's most wanted fugitives after he fled Boston in 1994. He was captured in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011.

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