Judge Declares Mistrial In The Bill Cosby Case
The Associated Press has reported that the Judge in the Bill Cosby case this morning has declared a mistrial.
After more than 50 hours of deliberations, the jury told the court today that they were hopelessly deadlocked on the charges filed against Cosby. Following their return to the courtroom, after being told to meet again on Friday, the jurors today said they were still deadlocked. With that, the Judge declared a mistrial, setting Cosby free.
The actor/comedian had faced three charges of aggravated sexual assault and could have faced life in prison. After the mistrial had been declared, prosecutors in the case said they planned to seek a new trial against Cosby, saying there were not going to let this end in a mistrial.
After the mistrial was announced, a spokesman for the comedian read a statement from his wife, Camille Cosby, who criticized prosecutors, the judge, and the media. In her statement, she said, “ How do I describe the Judge? Overtly and arrogantly collaborating with the District Attorney. How do I describe the accusers? Totally unethical. How do I describe the media? Blatantly vicious.”
The 79-year-old actor/comedian left the courthouse as a free man and now will have to wait and see if and when there will be a new trial.