NEW YORK – It sounds like John "Junior" Gotti will have to wait a few more days before he learns his fate in his fourth racketeering trial.
The jury in federal court in Manhattan told a judge Tuesday that they were deadlocked for a second time. After a judge ordered them to try again, they came back soon after to ask for the testimony of seven witnesses and instructions for after the Thanksgiving holiday.
Then they ended a ninth day of deliberations. That's a record for Gotti's four trials.
Prosecutors say Gotti, son of the late infamous mob boss, ordered or participated in several brutal attacks since the 1980s, including several murders.
Attorneys for Gotti say he quit the Mafia in 1999 and never participated in murders.
Gotti's three previous trials ended in hung juries.