Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby sexual assault case

Posted on June 17 2017 , at 03:17 pm
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  • For the second time, the jury could not come to a unanimous decision.

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The sexual assault case Bill Cosby is battling has been declared a mistrial by the judge for the second time, as the jury failed to reach a unanimous decision on the verdict.

The jurors first told the judge, Steven O’Neill they were deadlocked on Thursday after 30 hours of deliberations that started Monday.

O’Neill at the time gave them the standard instruction to continue deliberating without compromising any of their individual beliefs.

SEE: Bill Cosby arrives court with his ‘Cosby Show’ daughter for sexual assault trial

In the past few years, 60 women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct but the statute of limitations had expired in most of those cases.

That made 44-year-old Andrea Constand‘s claim the only one that led to criminal charges.

Constand, a former director of operations for Temple University, accuses Cosby of molesting her at his home near Philadelphia in 2004 when she was incapacitated from three pills that he gave her.

Prosecutors have, however, announced they will retry the case against Cosby.

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