We're keeping an eye on five high-profile cases this week. We may see a verdict in one (the Whitey Bulger trial), a sentence in another (the Bradley Manning case) and more fireworks in a third (the Nidal Hasan court-martial).
Also this week, the lawyer for a teen whose Facebook post landed him in jail will argue that the case be thrown out. And we wait to see if a grand jury indicts former NFL tight end Aaron Hernandez.
'WHITEY' BULGER CASE: Deliberations resume
After deliberating for 28 hours over four days, a federal jury broke for the weekend without announcing a verdict in the trial of reputed Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger.
The eight-man, four-woman panel will resume work Monday morning to process testimony from more than 70 witnesses and more than 800 exhibits compiled during the seven weeks of the trial.
Bulger, 83, is accused of racketeering, including involvement in 19 killings, and also 13 counts of extortion and money-laundering during a 20-year "reign of terror" that defined South Boston from the early '70s through 1995, when Bulger fled Boston.
Patricia Donahue, the widow of one of Bulger's alleged victims, said she believed "the jurors are looking at the situation and trying to do right by all of us."
Still, Donahue said, "If deliberations go for a long period of time I'm going to start to worry about a mistrial."
-- Deborah Feyerick and Kristina Sgueglia
BRADLEY MANNING TRIAL: Awaiting a sentence
Last week, a military judge combined some of the criminal convictions in Bradley Manning's national security leak case, reducing his maximum possible prison sentence from 136 years to 90. But Col. Denise Lind has not indicated when she will sentence Manning.
Manning, a former Army intelligence analyst, was convicted of stealing and disseminating 750,000 pages of classified documents and videos to WikiLeaks.
The leaks dealt with U.S. military strategy in Iraq to State Department cables outlining foreign relationships. They also included a secret military video from the Iraq war.
Lind acquitted Manning of the most grievous charge of aiding the enemy, which carried a maximum life sentence.
But she found him guilty of other counts that include violations of the Espionage Act.
Lind could decide not to slap him with the maximum for each count. She may rule that he'll serve the sentences concurrently, rather than consecutively.
The government is still presenting witnesses during the sentencing phase at Fort Meade, Maryland.
The defense is expected to present several witnesses as well.
-- Larry Shaughnessy
NIDAL HASAN COURT MARTIAL: Quick testimonies
When the admitted Fort Hood gunman's trial reconvenes Monday, prosecutors will continue their brisk march through the witness list.
By the end of Friday, they had called 48 of their 80 witnesses in three days, a fast pace enabled in part by Nidal Hasan declining to cross-examine anyone in the first two days.
Hasan is accused of killing 13 people and wounding 32 others in a November 2009 shooting rampage at the Army post near Killeen, Texas.
Hasan, an Army psychiatrist who was paralyzed by a police bullet during the rampage, admitted at the start of the trial that he was the shooter at the medical building where soldiers were being prepared for deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq.
If convicted, he could face the death penalty. In a military capital trial, a guilty plea is not an option.