A New York city fortuneteller is attempting to use an undisclosed jury note as grounds to overturn her conviction of grand larceny and fraud. Apparently, the jury in the fortuneteller's case sent the judge a note containing the following message:
“We have come to a verdict on some charges but are hung on a few other charges"
This note, unlike the other 9, was never read into the record or submitted to the attorneys handling the case. Approximately one hour after the note was sent, the jury sent the 10th and final note which informed the judge that the jury had reached a verdict. Counsel for the convicted defendant, who was sentenced to 5-15 years incarceration, claims that the outcome might have been different had the judge addressed the note. For example, the defense attorney argues that a holdout juror might have been pressured to cave after the court failed to take action on the note.