By Allan Lengel ticklethewire.com
Can you spell M-I-S-T-R-I-A-L?
Well, it may be too early to assume one will be declared in the racketeering trial of mobster John Gotti Jr., but it can’t be ruled out at this point.
A federal judge in New York ordered jurors on Thursday to keep deliberating even after they declared themselves deadlocked, according to the New York Daily News.
The jury foreman sent a note to U.S. District Judge Kevin Castel which said unable to reach a unanimous verdict” on the three counts, the Daily News reported.
Jurors are off Friday and are expected to resume deliberations on Monday.
The fact the jury is deadlocked doesn’t automatically mean there will be a mistrial. Juries have been known to arrive at a verdict even after telling the judge they’re deadlocked.