Bill Cosby Trial Ends After Five Days of Deliberation, Judge Rules a Mistrial

| JUN 17, 2017 | 3:02 PM

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.