Jurors ask judge about gun evidence in gang conspiracy trial

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Posted: Dec 28, 2016 6:55 PM

CHICAGO (AP) — Jurors deliberating at the racketeering conspiracy trial of six alleged leaders of Chicago's Hobos street gang have sent a note to a federal judge asking about gun evidence.

They sent the note late Wednesday just before ending their third full day of deliberations. Deliberations resume Thursday.

Jurors said they wanted better pictures of guns Hobos allegedly wielded in a clothing-store robbery. They didn't say why. The judge sent a note back saying high-definition photographs of the guns were on a flash drive in the jury room.

Prosecutors say the conspiracy included robberies and nine killings. Police say gang activity is to blame for many of over 750 homicides in Chicago this year. They also cited gangs in reporting more than 50 shootings and 11 deaths during the Christmas holiday weekend.