Maybe a Triple Murder Death-Penalty Trial Is Not the Best Place to Ask for a Date

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While the rest of the courtroom was focused on figuring out whether guilty Connecticut triple murderer Steven Hayes should get the death penalty, an alternate juror passed a note to the court marshal, asking him to meet her at a restaurant that weekend. Judge Jon Blue told the juror he was a "romantic at heart" outside the courtroom, but passing a note was a "goddamn dumb thing to do." The court reporter was unable to make out some muffled sounds toward the end of the judge's ruling, but we think it was, "cough, tacky! cough." [CNN]