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Bill Cosby Trial, Day 9 — Jury Says They’re Deadlocked, Judge Orders Them to Try Again

Jury Deliberates In Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Case
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After nearly 30 hours of deliberations, the jury on the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial told Judge Steven O’Neill that they are deadlocked and unable to reach a verdict. Judge O’Neill told jurors to return to their task for another attempt. Cosby’s defense team requested a mistrial, but the judge refused.

“We cannot reach unanimous consensus on any of the counts,” jurors wrote in a note to Judge O’Neill, who responded with a renewed charge for them to reach a consensus.

“The jury foreman has informed me that you are deadlocked,” Judge O’Neill said. “If you are still deadlocked you should report that to me. If you’ve reached a unanimous decision on some of the charges, please report that back to me. … Each of you has a duty to consult with one another and to deliberate with a view to reaching an agreement.”

This is the fourth day overall that jurors, five women and seven men, have been behind closed doors trying to come to a decision, which may be a record-long time period in this jurisdiction.

If the jury cannot reach a consensus, Judge O’Neill will be forced to declare a mistrial, and Cosby will go free. But for now, jurors must reconvene and try to come to a unanimous decision. If convicted, Cosby could face up to 10 years in prison for each of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

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NEXT: BILL COSBY TRIAL, DAY 8

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