BREAKING: Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby sex assault case

Angela Bronner Helm, The Root | 6/17/2017, 11:10 a.m.
After six days of deliberation, the case has ended in a mistrial and Cosby will walk away a free man.
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At least one chapter of Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial is over.

After six days of deliberation, the case has ended in a mistrial and Cosby will walk away a free man.

ABC News reports that the seven men and five women selected to serve on the jury were unable to render a unanimous verdict on any of the three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault brought by former Temple University employee Andrea Constand.

On Thursday, Judge Steven O’Neill, who is presiding over the case, insisted that the jurors keep trying and denied a motion for a mistrial. However, it looks as if those deciding Cosby’s fate are hopelessly deadlocked.

Cosby is not out of the woods yet, as the district attorney from Montgomery County, Penn., could choose to retry the case.

Stay tuned on this one.