Mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case due to hung jury

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. — A judge declared a mistrial Saturday in Bill Cosby‘s sex assault trial after jurors failed to reach a verdict on the sixth day of deliberations.

The jury of seven men and five women deadlocked after about 52 hours of deliberations that began June 12. It first announced they were deadlocked Thursday.

“This jury is hopelessly deadlocked,” Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill said after questioning each juror in turn about the impasse, adding, “This is not a victory for anyone.

This is the justice system, it does not matter what the justice is.”

Cosby, 79, faced up to 30 years in prison on three charges of aggravated indecent assault.

He was accused of drugging and molesting former Temple University basketball manager Andrea Constand at his home in 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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