Credit: Greater Boston

Waiting For The 'Whitey' Bulger Verdict

August 8, 2013

Waiting for a verdict is usually tedious, but the second day of deliberations in the James "Whitey" Bulger trial was anything but, with the jury asking for clarification on some of the 32 counts against him.

The drama came in the afternoon, when Bulger was brought in and out of the courtroom several times, and lawyers met in a series of secretive and at time contentious sidebars. The maneuvering went on for almost two hours, and when all was said and done, the jury returned to deliberations, and no explanation was given for the delay.

Donald Stern, who was the U.S. Attorney when Bulger was indicted in 1995, joined Greater Boston to discuss whether or not the judge should have explained what was going on.

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