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Saturday, June 17, 2017

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. Prosecutors announced they will retry the case.

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FTA: "Defense attorneys argued that the sexual contact was part of a consenting relationship between Cosby and Constand. They cast Cosby as an unfaithful husband -- but not a criminal. "

#1 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-06-17 10:43 AM | Reply

I was surprised by two items reported this morning:

1. She lied to investigators, saying she had never been alone with Cosby before the incident. She had.
2. She also told them contact with BC after the incident was "rare". Turns out they talked 70 times.

I'm not saying he's not guilty; merely pointing out lying to investigators never a good idea.

My last line to clients before an audit is always No matter what happens, tell the truth. No truth you tell in an audit will cost you more than one lie.

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-17 10:47 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Having served on a jury in a federal trial that hung on a case I can honestly say courtroom goings on look very different when you're sitting in the box and you're dealing with someone's fate and the law. Not necessarily a better view of things, just different.

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-06-17 11:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The DA is saying now that they will retry this case.

#4 | Posted by Corky at 2017-06-17 11:50 AM | Reply

#4 Question, because I don't know. How many times can they retry the same case. It was a mistrial, it should be over.

#5 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2017-06-17 12:39 PM | Reply

"How many times can they retry the same case."

Until adjudication. Think of a mistrial as a tie.

#6 | Posted by Danforth at 2017-06-17 12:41 PM | Reply

#6 Thanks. Still seems unfair. Just keep retrying until you find a jury that agrees with the state attorney and not the defense attorney?

#7 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2017-06-17 12:54 PM | Reply

#7 | POSTED BY GRACIEAMAZED

Agreed, if there are people in the Jury who keep saying they have "Reasonable Doubt"... Then how long does this Charade with "Mistrials" go on before somebody calls it

#8 | Posted by cmbell73 at 2017-06-17 05:19 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#6 Thanks. Still seems unfair. Just keep retrying until you find a jury that agrees with the state attorney and not the defense attorney?

#7 | Posted by gracieamazed at 2017-06-17 12:54 PM | Reply

No, the whole thing is over if they agree with the defense attorney as well. In this case the jury was deadlocked. So jurors split into two camps and neither side would budge. Deadlocked juries can get pretty heated, especially after several days of deliberations.

#9 | Posted by cbob at 2017-06-17 06:04 PM | Reply

bummer. I wanted to see it go one way or another.

#10 | Posted by LastAmerican at 2017-06-17 06:09 PM | Reply

Na na na
Gonna have a good time
HEY HEY HEY

#11 | Posted by cbob at 2017-06-17 06:35 PM | Reply

Then how long does this Charade with "Mistrials" go on before somebody calls it[sic]

For as long as the DA is willing to expend resources to retry the case or until a not guilty verdict.

#12 | Posted by et_al at 2017-06-17 07:42 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Prosecutors announced they will retry the case.

Cosby looks rough... like JoePa, he may not live to see the end of his legal matters.

#13 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-06-17 09:43 PM | Reply

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