Cosby jury deadlocked after four days of deliberations


Cosby jury deadlocked after four days of deliberations

They nearly surely will meet again in a court of law.

At least, until a little more time passes.

Bill Cosby's sexual assault case ended in a mistrial on Saturday, when jurors said they could not reach a decision after six days of deliberations. Cosby stared silently ahead, motionless, as each juror said yes when asked by the judge whether their deadlock would not be resolved by further deliberations.

But the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office in Pennsylvania, said it would retry the case, Efe news reported. The retrial is expected to bear many similarities to the first trial, but there might be key differences that could affect the outcome.

He said he didn't know what divided the jury. McAndrews suggested that a jury pool could be drawn from the Harrisburg area of Dauphin County, or from the Scranton area of Lackawanna County.

Bill Cosby trial - Round 1? "Bill Cosby's rape case", said Armour, who teaches at the University of South California.

Steele, the lead prosecutor, tends to be cautious in his public statements.

Read Camille Cosby's full statement about her husband's mistrial below. The tweet was her first during the trial, and she hasn't tweeted directly about the trial since.

"It's incredibly important to these jurors", the judge said. And they want a public reckoning.

Outside, civil lawyer Gloria Allred, who represents numerous other Cosby accusers, said the case was not over, citing the retrial possibility.

If more accusers are allowed to testify at a future trial, Kirkpatrick believes her story and others could puncture Cosby's celebrity, which Allred believes swayed the jury.

"It became a great concern of mine that these people had deliberated longer than the case has tried".

By sowing doubt among one or more jurors, Cosby's lawyers managed to overcome two years of unrelenting bad publicity for their client after the public release of his damaging testimony about drugs and sex, as well as a barrage of accusations from 60 women who came forward to accuse him of sexual assault.

On Friday, the jury asked to review multiple pieces of evidence, including Cosby's 2006 deposition testimony about quaaludes, a now-banned party drug. If prosecutors conclude the latter, they might seek new or additional experts.

She gave "one inconsistent statement after another", McMonagle told jurors in his closing remarks, arguing that Cosby and Constand were involved a consensual relationship, underlined by Constand's later admission that the entertainer had made what she described as several suggestive passes at her before the night of the alleged assault.

Both prosecution and the defense will likely take a hard look at how the case was presented. "I t's important for the jury to be informed that there are more accusers, and if those accusers allege same or similar facts", she said.

Cosby's accuser Andrea Constant leaves the courtroom at the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial the Bill Cosby sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. Afterward the women, who have bonded in the past 2 ½ years since the scandal broke and grew even closer during the trial, were upbeat.

Constand, now 44, initially went to police about a year after she said Cosby assaulted her, but a prosecutor declared her case too weak to bring charges.

On Sunday, Allison went to church back home in NY.

"He assisted me over to the couch and just said, 'Relax, just lay down here, you need to relax, '" she testified.