A jury Thursday rejected a widow’s claim that her husband’s death was caused by a piece of hot shrimp playfully tossed at him by a Japanese steakhouse chef.

The jury of five men and one woman deliberated for barely two hours before rendering the unanimous verdict, ending the 16-day trial of Estate of Colaitis v. Benihana Inc., 015439-2002, before Nassau County Supreme Court Justice Roy S. Mahon.

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