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The court determined the jury foreman in Myrie's case had previously served on juries for criminal cases, took notes about
the case in her car, researched the jury instructions, and informed other jurors about her research.
Myrie went to the federal appeals court in Atlanta to seek retrial on the two other counts of which he was convicted, but a three-judge panel found Wednesday they lack jurisdiction "since the pending charge against Myrie prevents us from hearing
his appeal at this point in the proceedings."
"If we were writing on a clean slate, we would conclude the district court's order granting in part and denying in part Myrie's motion for a new trial finally and irreparably affected Myrie's rights as to Counts 1 and 4 and his convictions on those counts constituted separate cases which were brought to a conclusion by sentencing," the unsigned order states.