BOSTON (AP) — The jury in the racketeering trial of James “Whitey” Bulger has gone home for the day without reaching a verdict on its second day of deliberations.

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The jury began its discussions Tuesday morning and continued Wednesday before leaving for the day at about 4:30 p.m.

The day was filled with drama, as federal prosecutors and Bulger’s lawyers met repeatedly with the judge in sidebar. But no explanation was given for the sometimes heated discussions.

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The 83-year-old Bulger is charged in a sweeping racketeering indictment with participating in 19 killings during the 1970s and ’80s while he led the Winter Hill Gang, South Boston’s Irish mob.

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Bulger was one of the nation’s most wanted fugitive after fleeing Boston in 1994. He was captured in Santa Monica, Calif., in 2011.

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