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Jury deadlocks in Bill Cosby's criminal trial

Jury deadlocks in Bill Cosby's criminal trial

The end of the case in an inconclusive verdict was a victory for the comedian, who faced up to a decade in prison if found guilty. The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done. Constand's case is the only one in which Cosby has been charged.

Yes. If he had been convicted, prosecutors say Cosby would have had to register as a sex offender and face an assessment to determine whether he was a sexually violent predator.

"How do I describe the District Attorney?". Heinously and exploitatively ambitious. How do I describe the counsels for the accusers? Totally unethical. How do I describe many, but not all, general media?

Prosecutors in the case have four months to decide whether or not to retry Cosby. Cosby has denied all their claims.

Cosby never took the stand in his defense, which is not unusual in a criminal trial. To date, over fifty women have made sexual assault allegations against Cosby, but the statute of limitations means that he has only been tried for Constand's. Whereas the Daily Beast reveals a very different vibe from Cosby's spokesman: "Mr. Cosby's power is back. Round two may be just around the corner and this time, justice may prevail".

"Reasonable doubt is a standard of proof used in criminal trials". In civil cases, it must only be proven that the defendant is more likely than not to be responsible for harm.

Camille Cosby appeared alongside her husband during the trial on Monday, when she arrived at the Norristown, Pennsylvania, courthouse arm-in-arm with the embattled comedian. Before going on trial, Cosby expressed hope he could eventually resume his career.

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Testifying in court last week, however, Constand, 44, said she was unable to fight Cosby off. According to CNN, she said that Cosby then carried her over to a couch where he sexually assaulted her.

Cosby's lawyers have said he and Constand were lovers and that the encounter was consensual. The deliberation took days, and the jury asked on multiple occasions to review excerpts from the deposition that Cosby gave in the civil case filed by Andrea Constand back in 2005. He has said it was Benadryl, a cold and allergy medicine.

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"After 52 hours of deliberation-probably one of the most courageous acts I've ever seen-I'm compelled to grant a mistrial", judge Steven O'Neill said.

She continued, adding, "I said 'I trust you.' I took the pills and I swallowed the pills down". "I just wanted to go home".

It also sharply criticized the judge and prosecutors for pursuing the case.


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