The Bill Cosby trial declared a mistrial – but more details are emerging
The famed comedian, 79, who’d been charged in 2015 with three counts of felony felony aggravated indecent assault, stemming from a 2004 incident at his home in Pennsylvania involving Andrea Constand, is likely to undergo a retrial.
The 12-member jury was deadlocked for some 52 hours of deliberations over four days in intensely difficult conditions, where emotions ran extremely high.
The result: 10 out of 12 jurors thought he was guilty on the first and third felony count; one juror thought he was guilty on the second count. Since the holdouts were “not moving, no matter what,” as one juror anonymously reported, Judge Steven O’Neill declared a mistrial.
ABC News published its interview with a juror Wednesday night after O’Neill ordered the public release of the jurors’ names, as requested by a number of media entities. The judge had warned jurors not to discuss their deliberations. According to reports, the jury included seven men and five women.
District Attorney Kevin Steele has said that he will retry Cosby and judge O’Neill added that this should happen within four months.