Judge declares mistrial in Cosby case

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Camille Cosby bashes prosecutors following husband's mistrial - KRTV News in Great Falls, Montana

Bill Cosby gestures as he leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Friday, June 16, 2017, in Norristown, Pa.

Cosby's defense lawyers, however, argued that Constand's account could not be trusted after they pointed to numerous discrepancies in her statements to police in 2005, when she first reported the alleged incident almost a year later. It says the trial has "given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced". According to the testimony, Cosby called himself a "sick man" but refused to identify the pills he gave to Constand.

She had told jurors that the comedian attacked her after drugging her with pills he said would help her to "relax" during a dinner at his house in 2004.

And he will try this case again. It has been over two years since Cosby, 79, was accused by Andrea Constand, 44, of sexual assault.

But the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office in Pennsylvania, said it would retry the case, Efe news reported. The jury was deadlocked and unable to make a unanimous verdict.

"A charge is a charge", he added when asked if he would retry Cosby but with lesser charges. Cosby maintained that the sex he had with Constand at his home in January of 2004 was consensual. District Attorney Kevin Steele said Andrea Constand, who accused Cosby of sexual assault, was "entitled to a verdict in this case".

"Do you agree that there's a hopeless deadlock that can not be resolved by further deliberations?" he asked after calling the jurors in a little after 10 a.m.

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Constand did not appear at the news conference.

He reminded prosecutors and the defense that "a mistrial is neither vindication nor victory for anybody". But as Cosby exited the courtroom, spokesman Andrew Wyatt sent a powerful message to the gathered media.

A second Cosby spokesperson read a statement written by Cosby's wife, Camille, who slammed the prosecutors, attorneys and judge in the case. "Heinously and exploitively ambitious", Camille Cosby wrote in the statement. Cosby's jury took more than 50 hours to deliberate. Constand testified and was grilled by Cosby's defense over alleged inconsistencies in her story over the years. If the jury can not break its impasse, the judge would have to declare a mistrial.

Cosby remained stoic, while Constand embraced the person next to her.

The meaning of the phrase "without her knowledge" in one of the three counts against him.

Bill Cosby's trial on sexual assault charges has ended without a verdict after jurors failed to break a deadlock.

It was a blow to the dozens of women who have said they were sexually assaulted by Cosby. The case was the only one to result in a criminal trial, largely because the other accusations are now too old to prosecute.

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