|Updated: 8/09/2013 2:42 pm
||Published: 8/09/2013 10:21 am
BOSTON (AP) - Jurors in the racketeering trial of reputed crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger are in their fourth day of deliberations. And prosecutors are complaining that a defense lawyer is trying to influence them.
The jury has deliberated more than 20 hours since getting the case Tuesday.
On Friday, prosecutor Brian Kelly asked the judge to admonish attorney J.W. Carney Jr., citing comments he made to reporters praising the jury's diligence. Kelly called the comments "an obvious attempt" to influence the panel.
Carney says he was making a "neutral" comment. Judge Denise Casper did not take any immediate action.
The 83-year-old Bulger is charged in a sweeping racketeering indictment with playing a role in 19 killings. He was one of the nation's most wanted fugitives until being captured in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011.
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