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11-Month-Old Summoned For Jury Duty

December 14, 1989

PITTSFIELD, Mass. (AP) _ Tyler Morey got a jury summons this week, but he won’t be appearing in court for quite some time. That’s because his mother won’t let the 11-month- old go out alone.

The baby got his notice in the mail on Monday, his mother, Heather Barnes, said today. She said she went to Superior Court and ″told them he wasn’t going to make it. They sent me 10 different places and everybody laughed at me.″

The error finally was straightened out.

″He’s excused,″ a court spokeswoman said today. ″He’s under 18 and not above 70.″ Court officials blamed the error on a computer glitch.

Barnes said she considered waiting until the summons date of Feb. 5 and then showing up in court with the baby.

″But then I decided they’d probably be mad,″ she said.

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