Juror's suicide threat causes mistrial in murder case

November 22, 2011 10:41:32 AM PST
A mistrial was called in the case of a woman accused in the death of her 2-year-old daughter after a juror said in a note that he'd kill himself if he was forced to change his vote to guilty.

The San Antonio Express-News reports the Monday message was in the last of three notes the jury sent at the murder trial of 24-year-old Andrisela Ng, accused of severely beating her daughter.

Defense attorney Stephanie Boyd says, "This juror decided what his vote was and he was not going to bend."

All three notes told the judge that they were hung at 11-1 for guilty -- though it was unclear if it was for murder, or a lesser included charge of injury to a child.