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Mistrial Declared In Bill Cosby Trial

Mistrial Declared In Bill Cosby Trial

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PITTSBURGH, PA (CelebrityAccess) — With the jury reporting that they were hopelessly deadlocked after six days of deliberation, the judge presiding over the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial declared a mistrial.

According to the New York Times, Montgomery County District Attorney, Kevin R. Steele, immediately announced that he intends to retry the embattled 79-year-old comedian.

The jury of 12, composed of six white men, four white women, one black woman and one black man, reported on Thursday that they were deadlocked in the deliberations and unable to reach a verdict. Judge Steven T. O’Neill, who presided over the case, requested that they resume deliberations, but they were unable to reach a verdict.

The nature of the disagreement between the jurors, or details of how they voted was not disclosed.

Cosby faces charges that he drugged and assaulted Andrea Constand, a former Temple University employee, in his home. Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault in the case — penetration with lack of consent, penetration while unconscious, and penetration after administering an intoxicant without the subject’s knowledge. Each is a felony punishable by up to 10 years in state prison.

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