MIAMI (AP) – A jury in Miami needs more time to deliberate the guilt or innocence of a former Boston FBI agent accused of setting up a mob hit on a gambling executive.

The dozen jurors failed to reach a verdict Wednesday in the murder trial of former agent John Connolly. They will return Thursday for a third day of deliberations.

The 68-year-old Connolly faces life in prison if convicted in the 1982 killing of former Miami Jai-Alai president John Callahan. Prosecutors say he was fatally shot after Connolly tipped Boston mobsters that Callahan might implicate them in another murder.

Connolly is already serving a 10-year federal prison sentence for a racketeering conviction stemming from his association with Boston’s Winter Hill Gang.

AP-ES-11-05-08 1713EST

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