Cosby Case Ends in Hung Jury, Mistrial

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (center) walks to the courtroom during the fifth day of deliberations in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on June 16, 2017. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Pool)
Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (center) walks to the courtroom during the fifth day of deliberations in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on June 16, 2017. (Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Pool)

A Pennsylvania judge declared a mistrial Saturday in the sexual assault case against Bill Cosby after a jury failed to reach a verdict.

Judge Steven O’Neill made the decision after days of the jurors saying they were hopelessly deadlocked. O’Neill had continually returned them to deliberate further, but the five-man, seven-woman panel couldn’t come to a unanimous verdict after more than 50 hours.

Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia home in 2004. He faced up to 10 years in prison on each count.

Prosecutors announced they would retry the 79-year-old entertainer, CNN reported.

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