Mistrial declared in Cosby case

Mistrial declared in Cosby case

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After more than 50 hours of deliberations, the judge in the Bill Cosby case declared a mistrial. 

Judge Steven O'Neill made the decision Saturday morning, two days after the jury of seven men and five women alerted him they were deadlocked. Prosecutors immediately announced they planned to re-try Cosby on the three counts of aggravated sexual assault, stemming from an alleged 2004 incident. 

Lesbian former Temple University employee Andrea Constand contends Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her at his Elkins Park home. More than 50 other women have lodged similar allegations against Cosby, though Constand's is the only case to lead to criminal charges. 

Constand took the stand earlier this month in the six-day trial, along with several other alleged victims. The defense sought to raise inconsistencies in Constand's recollections and presented its side of the case in just six minutes. 


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