Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby sexual assault case

The decision comes after deadlocked jury

June 17, 2017 - 11:18 am

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case are praising the accuser and say she's "entitled to a verdict in this case." District Attorney Kevin Steele spoke to reporters after the judge declared a mistrial Saturday. Steele says he's disappointed the jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision.  He says he'll retry Cosby on charges the 79-year-old TV star drugged and molested Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia-area home in 2004. Cosby says the encounter was consensual. Steele declined comment on a statement from Cosby's wife, Camille, which called him "heinously and exploitively ambitious." A jury deliberated for more than 52 hours over six days before declaring itself hopelessly deadlocked. Constand did not appear at the news conference.  Cosby will remain free on $1 million bail.


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