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Comedian Bill Cosby has been in court for nearly two weeks, and nearly half that time has been spent waiting for the jury to finish deliberating and render a verdict.

But on Saturday morning, after five days of deliberation and multiple reports that the jury was deadlocked, a judge officially declared a mistrial.

CNN reported:

The judge in the Bill Cosby trial declared a mistrial Saturday after the jury failed to reach a verdict in the case. The jurors — five women and seven men — were unable to come to a unanimous decision in a courtroom battle closely watched by the public as well as dozens of women who have accused Cosby of similar misconduct in the past. Cosby faced three charges of aggravated indecent assault.

Prosecutors have already indicated that they do intend to go forward with a second trial.

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Morte206 (4 likes)How could they deadlock when the man admits he drugged her and dozens of others.  Even if the others have passed the statute of limitations clearly Ms. Constand's case has not. I suspect that ultimately the cult of celebrity reared its ugly head.  
@EddieS(4 likes)About 20 years ago, I was a juror in a murder trial.  The case seemed pretty simple to me and most of the other jurors, although all of the evidence was circumstantial.  Nobody witnessed the murder, but the guy bragged to his friends and daughter that he'd done it, even describing the caliber of bullet that he used that wasn't publicly known.There were fourteen of us on the jury, with two alternates.  Thirteen of us (including the alternates) were voting for a guilty verdict, but there was one juror who claimed that he wasn't convinced beyond a reasonable doubt.  He even said once, and I'm using his actual quote, "For all we know, aliens might have come down and killed the guy."We deliberated for four full days, and we even did the same thing in the Cosby trial and asked the court to clarify the meaning of "reasonable doubt".  In the end, we couldn't bring the holdout over to our side, so it ended up being a mistrial.There's always a chance that you get someone on a jury who either can't or won't understand how the process is supposed to work, but I guess it's all part of how the system is supposed to be.In the end, the trial was tried again, and the guy was found guilty the second time, and was sent to life.
Jeff(3 likes)What a sleeze.  How could his wife had put up with such a sorry excuse for a husband?