What Can we Learn from Bill Cosby’s Trial: Benefit of Doubt Goes to the Accused?

Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby’s criminal trial as jury deadlocks

Source: CNN

Norristown, Pennsylvania (CNN)[Breaking news update, posted at 10:52 a.m. ET]

The judge in the Bill Cosby trial declared a mistrial Saturday after the jury failed to reach a verdict in the case. The jurors — five women and seven men — were unable to come to a unanimous decision in a courtroom battle closely watched by the public as well as dozens of women who have accused Cosby of similar misconduct in the past. Cosby faced three charges of aggravated indecent assault.

After 52 hours of deliberation, jurors in Bill Cosby’s trial began their six day of deliberations Saturday morning.

“We’ve been at this now for 10 days (including testimony). There has been nothing but a supreme effort on your part,” Judge Steven O’Neill told the jury on Friday.
“Go through your routines, which have probably become very habitualized at this point.”

As the 79-year-old comedian exited the courthouse Friday, he talked to the cameras and crowds outside. “I just want to wish all of the fathers a Happy Father’s Day and I want to thank all of the jury for their long days, their honest work individually,” Cosby said.

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