Too Many Men On The Jury? Cosby Jurors Deadlocked, Judge Denies Mistrial Request

No verdict yet.  Judge gave jury instructions to continue their deliberations. 

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

The jury deciding the Bill Cosby sexual assault case has just told the judge they are deadlocked and cannot come to a verdict.  

“We cannot come to a unanimous consensus on any of these counts,” they shared in a note to the judge after more than 30 hours of deliberation, per NBC News. 

The comedian's attorney made a motion for a mistrial but Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill denied it.

Under what's called an Allen charge, O'Neill ordered jurors to push for a verdict if they can.

Cosby faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault—each carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison— stemming from a 2004 encounter with Andrea Constand. She alleges that he drugged her and sexually assaulted her; a pattern the prosecution says the comedian has used for decades.

“I’m feeling so frustrated. I’m worried there are too many men on the jury. Who knows. I’m glad the judge it telling them to go back and play fair,” shared Beth Ferrier with the Daily NewsFerrier accused Cosby in 2005 of drugging and sexual assault.

Cosby has maintained his innocence.


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