The Associated Press

Bulger Jury Begins Deliberations

In this courtroom sketch, James "Whitey" Bulger listened as defense attorney Hank Brennan delivered his closing arguments Monday. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

In this courtroom sketch, James “Whitey” Bulger listened as defense attorney Hank Brennan delivered his closing arguments Monday. (Jane Flavell Collins/AP)

BOSTON — Jurors in the trial of James “Whitey” Bulger have wrapped up their first day of deliberations.

The jury talked for nearly six hours Tuesday. Deliberations will resume Wednesday morning.

They are weighing a sweeping racketeering indictment that accuses the reputed crime boss of participating in 19 murders during a two-decade reign over Boston’s underworld.

The 83-year-old 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.

   Bulger was one of the nation’s most wanted fugitives after he fled Boston ahead of a 1994 indictment. He was captured in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011.

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