Prosecutors pledged to pursue a conviction, raising the prospect that the now frail and isolated comedian, once adored by millions as "America's Dad" but his career now in tatters, would be forced to return to court in a matter of months.
One of the judges on the case said he'd like a retrial to begin within 120 days. McCloskey said he was particularly impressed to testimony of Gianna Constand, the mother of Cosby's main accuser, Andrea Constand. Including testimony from two women who accused the comedian of almost identical instances of drugging and sexual assault that allegedly happened years apart and on opposite sides of the nation.
The jurors had deliberated for a total of 53 hours, longer than the testimony of all witnesses combined.
"There was no pause or hesitation about that, and we're moving forward", he told reporters.
He remained stoic as the judge declared a mistrial, but his spokesman Andrew Wyatt declared the star's "power is back".Читайте также: Tillerson cancels trip to Mexico to work on Qatar crisis
The jury deadlocked on the sixth day of deliberations, after rehearing key testimony and asking more than a dozen questions of the court, including the definition of "reasonable doubt".
Pennsylvania law allows the public release of jurors' identities, but judges have discretion to keep them a secret under certain conditions.
Less than 48 hours later, the panel informed the judge that they were still deadlocked on all three counts. "We didn't even get a decision so that made me more sick".
"You always find people who just don't pay that much attention to the news or are able to set aside what they've heard", said McAndrews, who successfully prosecuted John E. du Pont, the chemical fortune heir, for murder.
Prosecutors in the sexual assault case against Mr. Cosby say they will pursue the proper legal steps towards retrying him. Not at all. Despite Cosby's admission in a deposition to using Quaaludes as a means to having sex with women, this was never a slam dunk. "Overtly arrogant, collaborating with the district attorney", said her statement, which was tweeted by her husband and read by an associate of the public relations firm representing Cosby. She said he then led her to a couch and molested her as she drifted in and out of consciousness. Constand claimed Cosby placed her on a couch, touched her breasts, forced her to touch his penis and performed digital penetration all without her consent. None of the jurors commented after the trial ended and headed home to the Pittsburgh area, some 300 miles (480 kilometers) from the courthouse outside Philadelphia.
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