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The Bronx District Attorney’s Office is investigating whether a love-struck juror was so charmed by a killer that she orchestrated a hung jury to set him free.

Juror Katheryne Diop, 21, visited since-convicted murderer Devon Thomas, 28, more than 30 times in jail — and even supported him in court at his second trial — sparking a probe into the possibly justice-stalling relationship.

“She visits him [in jail] more often than his own family . . . He’s a very charismatic guy,” a source told The Post.

Diop voted to find Thomas not guilty of shooting aspiring basketball player Abdoul Toure, 24, in The Bronx in 2008 — prompting a mistrial last June.

She then began to visit Thomas at Rikers Island, where the two exchanged intimate banter and chatted in recorded phone conversations while he awaited a second trial, sources said.

The victim’s mother, Aissata Diane, claims the former juror grew smitten with Thomas’ bad-boy persona in court and tried to get other jurors to acquit him.

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