On Thursday, after about 30 hours of deliberations, said it was deadlocked on all three counts, but O'Neill directed the panel to resume discussions and try again to reach a verdict. She also criticized the judge, the accuser's lawyers and the media. "I t's important for the jury to be informed that there are more accusers, and if those accusers allege same or similar facts", she said. "I believe they are being compelled to come back with a verdict".
Former federal prosecutor David Weinstein said Cosby's celebrity nearly certainly played a role in the jury's deliberations, perhaps to convince "two or three jurors that it's impossible to convict Dr. Huxtable, to convict Fat Albert. that he couldn't have done this disgusting thing".
The 12-member jury was deadlocked after over 50 hours of deliberations, and Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill spent Saturday (17Jun17) interviewing each member.
"Anything can happen because it's a new set of jurors", Levenson said. O'Neill instructed them to keep working toward a unanimous decision.
In more than a dozen notes to the judge, the jurors asked to revisit huge chunks of trial testimony, including Constand's account from the witness stand, her statements to police from 2005 and Cosby's sworn depositions taken in 2005 and 2006, when Constand filed a civil lawsuit against him. But Camille Cosby's criticism of him was puzzling because he issued an all-important pretrial ruling that seemed to help the defence and dealt a crushing blow to prosecutors. In a recent Los Angeles Times piece, comedian/producer Larry Wilmore noted that while some will be able to compartmentalize their view of a comic whose Hall of Fame credentials earned him the title "America's dad", this unsavory chapter "will overshadow his career".
Cosby chose not to testify at trial. Their honest work, individually. And, please, to the supporters, stay calm. Mr Cosby has given a sealed deposition in the case. The comedian's spokesperson, Andrew Wyatt, not only criticized the women accusing Cosby of assault (many of the comedian's accusers attended the trial and could be seen crying outside the courthouse today after the announcement was made) but also took a jab at the attorneys looking to prosecute.
But in the aggregate, he said, Cosby could face a comparable award because of the number of alleged victims. At the time Constand worked as the director of operations for the women's basketball program at Temple University. Prosecutors have suggested he gave her something stronger, possibly quaaludes. With Cosby standing quietly by his side, he told them in no uncertain terms that they should "go back to law school". According to the testimony, Cosby called himself a "sick man" but refused to identify the pills he gave to Constand. His lawyers had argued the sex was consensual. Other jurors were harder to read. Legal experts believe prosecutors will reshape their case for Round Two, although it's not yet clear why jurors couldn't reach a verdict, or how close they came.
"There's a misperception that there's a time limit", he said.
Steele of Montgomery County immediately vowed to put Cosby on trial again.
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