Cosby trial: Jury tells judge they can’t come to a consensus in sexual assault case
The jury for the Bill Cosby sexual assault case told the judge they were deadlocked after 30 hours of deliberations.
The jury reported to Judge Steven O’Neill on Thursday morning they could not reach a unanimous verdict regarding whether or not Cosby sexually assaulted Andrea Constand.
“We cannot come to a unanimous consensus in any of the counts,” the jurors told the judge.
The judge, who has praised the group for their diligence, told them to give it another go, and he sent them back into the jury room for further deliberations.
“It’s too early for that,” the judge told them.
The defense requested a mistrial, which the judge denied.
The 79-year-old star is charged with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault. The charges each carry a standard sentence range of five to 10 years in prison, but legal experts say the sentence for each count should run concurrently under Pennsylvania law since they all cover the same incident and conduct. That means the once-celebrated actor is facing up to 10 years behind bars.