Judge Declares Mistrial In Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case

After thirty hours of deliberations and investigating, the jurors at the sexual assault trial said today, on Thursday, they are deadlocked and can not come to a consensus on the case.

"This is an incredible jury that has just acted with incredible dignity and fidelity, . and I don't have any higher praise", Judge Stephen O'Neill told the panel before they broke for the night.

"I have no ability to do anything other than what I've done in this case", O'Neill told Cosby's lawyer, Brian McMonagle. He testified that Cosby's accuser, Andrea Constand, had visited Cosby in a hotel room at a CT casino.

Jurors in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case, weighing charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life, drilled down Tuesday on what the TV star said happened inside his suburban Philadelphia home and how he characterized his relationship with the accuser.

The 12-member jury informed the court that after almost 30 hours of deliberations, they had been unable to reach a unanimous decision. "And this deadlock shows the not guilty that Mr. Cosby has been trying to bring about".

The first prosecutor to review the case in 2005 passed on it.

Jurors made the requests a few minutes after resuming deliberations.

Each jury deadlock announcement is met with a defense motion for a mistrial. O'Neill told them to continue deliberations in the hopes of breaking their impasse.

“Theyre conflicted about the inconsistencies in Ms. Constands testimony, ” spokesman Andrew Wyatt said.

Cosby could face ten years in prison for each count if convicted. The entertainer says they were lovers and their encounter was consensual.

The jury's latest note, the ninth they have sent since deliberations began Monday evening, asked to rehear trial testimony from both Constand and her mother, Gianna.

As the jury in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case remains deadlocked, one of the dozens of women who has accused the comedian of drugging and raping her confronted Cosby supporters on the courthouse steps in Norristown, Pa.

Thursday morning, the jury of seven men and five women from Allegheny County arrived at the courthouse about 9 a.m. and went straight into deliberations.In addition, the six alternate jurors are still in Norristown, but they are not involved in deliberations.

Valentino said she was prepared for anything, even an acquittal.

Cosby has wavered between stoic and smiling as he awaits his fate, but gave a brief thumbs-up as jurors listened to a court reporter reread his January 2005 police interview.

"We had worked so hard, sacrificed so much and prayed so much and didn't sleep enough and didn't eat enough", she said, via NBC News.

Mr Cosby has been accused by at least 50 women of drugging and sexually assaulting them over the course of his career.

He did not take the stand in his sexual assault trial.

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