Mistrial declared in Cosby trial according to judge

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Judge declares a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case after jury says it's hopelessly deadlocked.

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

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Jurors deliberated more than 52 hours over six days before telling a judge they couldn't reach a unanimous decision on whether "The Cosby Show" star drugged and molested Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

The judge then declared a mistrial for the 79-year-old comedian.
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Bill Cosby legal team reacts to the verdict. Watch Action News coverage from the Bill Cosby trial.


Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

His lawyer says Cosby and Constand were lovers sharing a consensual sexual encounter.

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Dozens of women have come forward to say he had drugged and assaulted them. This was the only case to result in criminal charges against Cosby.

Prosecutors get four months to decide whether they want to retry Cosby or drop the charges.

The defense side in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial is declaring victory and going on the attack after jurors deadlocked and the judge declared a mistrial.
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Attorney Gloria Allred reacts to verdict. Watch Action News coverage from the Bill Cosby trial.


Spokesman Andrew Wyatt said Saturday that "Cosby's power is back."

Cosby's wife, Camille Cosby, slammed prosecutors for bringing the case to court. She issued a statement calling District Attorney Kevin Steele "heinously and exploitatively ambitious." She also attacked the judge, the accuser's lawyers, and the media.

The jury deliberated more than 52 hours on charges that Cosby drugged and molested Andrea Constand in his Philadelphia-area home in 2004.

Steele says he will retry the 79-year-old comedian on three counts of aggravated indecent assault. Cosby's lawyer says he and Constand were lovers sharing a consensual sexual encounter.

Cosby will remain free on $1 million bail.
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Montgomery County DA Kevin Steele holds a press conference after Bill Cosby verdict is announced.


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