- Title: Cosby attorney: Mistrial points of absence of evidence
- Date: 17th June 2017
- Summary: NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK CITY, UNITED STATES (FILE - JULY 27, 2015) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF COVER OF NEW YORK MAGAZINE VARIOUS OF ARTICLE ABOUT COSBY ACCUSERS IN NEW YORK MAGAZINE
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- Keywords: Bill Cosby sex assault trial judge declares mistrial deadlocked jury
- Location: PHILADELPHIA, NORRISTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK CITY; U.S., TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
- City: PHILADELPHIA, NORRISTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA, NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK CITY; U.S., TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA
- Country: USA
- Topics: Crime/Law/Justice,Crime,Arts / Culture / Entertainment
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- Story Text:Bill Cosby's defense attorney Angela Agrusa said Saturday (June 17) that the mistrial in the case against Cosby "is an acknowledgment of an absence of evidence against him.
Pennsylvania prosecutors vowed to retry Cosby on sexual assault charges after a jury on Saturday failed to render a unanimous verdict despite 52 hours of deliberations.
Judge Steven O'Neill, of the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas, declared a mistrial at 10:17 a.m., following a note from jurors saying that they were hopelessly deadlocked on three counts of aggravated sexual assault.
The result was a victory for Cosby, 79, who had faced years in prison for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting college administrator Andrea Constand at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. But prosecutors immediately said they would seek a second trial, which O'Neill suggested could start within four months.
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