CHICAGO – A jury has begun deliberating in the largest street-gang research in the recent history of Chicago.
Jurors began deliberations Thursday after lawyers in the case concluded their arguments on Wednesday afternoon.
The deliberation is expected that at least a few days if members of the jury to sort through three months of testimony in the complex case. Judges are not expected to deliberate on Friday, and it is unclear how or if the christmas holidays will impact on the deliberations.
Gregory “Bowlegs” Chester, and five co-defendants are charged with the extortion that prosecutors say included murder. The plaintiffs claim the men coordinated their crimes. Chester admitted, he sold heroin, but said that the co-defendants were not involved in any other crimes.
The federal trial as national attention is focused on the increasing violence in Chicago.