As jurors deliberated the fate of James “Whitey” Bulger for a second day, they asked the judge Wednesday if they must reach a unanimous verdict on 19 murders and 14 other criminal acts, raising the possibility that there are split opinions among the panel.
US District Judge Denise J. Casper told jurors that they must unanimously agree on whether each of the 33 acts, which are listed under a single count of racketeering, are proven or unproven.
Casper told the jurors, “If you cannot reach a unanimous decision . . . you should make no finding in that act and move on to the next act.”
Boston defense lawyer Brad Bailey said the jury’s question suggested “that there may be some disagreement on some of the racketeering acts.”
Steve Davis — the brother of Debra Davis, one of Bulger’s alleged victims — said he would be disappointed if the jury skipped over the question of whether Bulger was involved in the killing of his sister.
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