Gotti Jury Goes Back to Work

Jurors have already said twice they can't reach an unanimous verdict

Tuesday, Dec 1, 2009  |  Updated 9:00 AM EDT
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Gotti Jury Goes Back to Work

The jury in John Junior Gotti's trial returns for Day 11 of deliberations.

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Let's see if a little turkey and a few days off changed their minds.

The jury considering racketeering charges against John "Junior'' Gotti is returning after a long holiday break.
    
The federal jurors in Manhattan were slated for Day 11 of deliberations on Tuesday.
    
That's a record for the 45-year-old Gotti's four racketeering trials.
    
Twice, the jurors considering the current charges have said they were deadlocked. Last week, they sent the judge a second note saying they were "unable to reach an unanimous verdict" on all counts the mob scion faces. Judge Kevin Castel asked them to try again.

Castel urged the panel of eight men and four women to continue deliberations saying, “this trial has been conducted at considerably expense and human effort to both the government and the defendant. If your deliberations do not end in a verdict, in all likely hood, it would have to be tried again before another jury, a jury that would have to be selected in the same manner you were."

Gotti's three previous trials on racketeering charges have ended in hung juries.
    
Prosecutors say the son of the late Gambino family mob boss ordered or participated in several brutal attacks since the 1980s, including three murders.
    
Attorneys for Gotti say he quit the Mafia in 1999 and never participated in killings.

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