Since he was a Texan and his trial was in New York, the accused felt he never had a chance with the jury as none of them wore hats as they came in the first day.
So he gave his attorney some big bucks to give to one juror to vote against the others and have a hung jury.
After the 'Hung Jury' was declared, the accused found out who got the money.
"I wanted to thank you for voting against the others."
"I didn't mind and I sure could use that money. They all wanted to declare you innocent!"