A mistrial occurs in the Bronx after juror Katheryne Diop, 21 falls for
the convicted murderer in the court case. The Bronx District Attorney's
Office is currently undergoing investigation to try and identify if she
managed to offset the verdict. The accused murderer, Devon Thomas, 28,
was charged for shooting and killing Abdul Toure, 24. This horrific event
occurred in 2008 on Halloween night with rumors stating that it may have
been a gang related incident.
After Thomas was convicted and put on trial, Diop began to grow fond of
him. Sources say that she even tried to convince the other jurors to set
him free because she believed he was innocent. With hopes that they would
start a relationship after he got out, she now visits him in jail consecutively
more than his own family.
Diop's involvement created a mistrial in which they had to restart
the entire process. During the second trial, Thomas was found guilty of
first-degree manslaughter and possession of a handgun. He was given a
sentence of 25 years of jail time. Thomas' mother exclaims that Diop's
involvement threw off the first trial which led to a devastating retrial.
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