A New York appeals panel has declined to declare a mistrial in a fatal child abuse case because a juror asked the court for the name and number of the assistant district attorney, whom the juror referred to as a “cutie.”

In the same note to Warren County Court Judge John S. Hall Jr. during deliberations, the juror asked whether she could read a statement thanking her fellow jurors and asked the judge if he could give her the name of a divorce lawyer.

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