Bill Cosby's sex case will be retried, as judge declares mistrial

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Cosby's trial ended without a v.

When they told the judge Saturday morning they were still deadlocked, he declared a hung jury and a mistrial.

The 44-year-old Constand, however, testified during the trial that the pills Cosby gave her at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004 left her powerless to fight off his advances. He ordered them to keep trying but declared a mistrial June 17, the sixth day of their deliberations. They must come to a unanimous decision to convict or acquit.

"They came here and deliberated long and hard over days, 52 hours of deliberations".

Bill Cosby's chief accuser is thanking prosecutors for taking her case after a jury failed to agree on a verdict.

Cindra Ladd, one of the 13 who could not take the stand, issued a statement thanking Constand for "her leadership and courage". It says the trial has "given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced". She sued Cosby in a civil suit and settled for an undisclosed amount in 2006.

Constand accuses Cosby of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 2004. All the attorneys, the judge, the jurors, the journalists were all fatigued and wore down. Camille's angry statement came in the wake of Bill's verdict of a mistrial after Cosby's jury was deadlocked. Instead, Cosby emerged from the courthouse with his publicity team, which read a statement from his wife that accused the judge likely to retry him of arrogance and collusion with prosecutors. "Heinously and exploitively ambitious", she said. Constand did not appear at the news conference.

"Mr. Cosby's power is back. the jurors, they used their power to speak".

Former federal prosecutor David Weinstein said Cosby's celebrity nearly certainly played a role in the jury's deliberations, perhaps to convince "two or three jurors that it's impossible to convict Dr. Huxtable, to convict Fat Albert. that he couldn't have done this frightful thing".

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Even the former district attorney in the Constand case piled on, saying he thought Cosby lied to authorities.

Instead she put across a venomous attack on Steele's credibility, as well as that of Judge Steven O'Neill and the media. The comedian pleaded not guilty to all charges.

Cosby remains charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Though the 79-year old did not take the stand during his trial, his defense claimed that the encounter was consensual.

Cosby remained stoic, while Constand embraced the person next to her.

According to the documents, lawyer Dolores Troiani asked Cosby: "When you got the Quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these Quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?" It was the only criminal case stemming from dozens of accusations of sexual misconduct - all of which Cosby denies.

Prosecutors get four months to decide whether they want to retry Cosby or drop the charges.

Lawyer Brian McMonagle told jurors that while Cosby had been unfaithful to his wife, he did not commit a crime. He faced a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison for each count. The jurors did not mention anything about the deadlock again until Saturday when they announced they were "hopelessly deadlocked" and that the deadlock could not be resolved by additional deliberations.

The panel suspended its deliberations late Friday, and would resume its work again on Saturday.

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