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Judge declares Mistrial in Bill Cosby Case



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The Bill Cosby trial ended in a deadlock today following a mistrial declared by the Judge following the jury’s inability to reach a decision.Bill Cosby was charged for aggravated assault when dozens of women claimed he he drugged and sexually assaulted them over the course of his career. According to CNN, Judge Steven O’Neill declared the case a mistral as the jury comprising seven men and five women found themselves deadlocked after 53 hours of deliberations. The judge however told the jurors, “Do not feel like you’ve let the justice system down,” before turning to Cosby and telling him, “It’s not a failure or a victory.”

Cosby himself did not speak out of court. A press member from his team read a message from his wife:

How do I describe the District Attorney? Heinously and exploitively ambitious. How do I describe the judge? Overtly and arrogantly collaborating with the District Attorney. How do I describe the counsels for the accusers? Totally unethical. How do I describe many, but not all, general media? Blatantly vicious entities that continually disseminated intentional omissions of truths for the primary purpose of greedily selling sensationalism at the expense of a human life.

It remains to be seen however if the mistrial will result in an acquittal or a retrial.

Photo Credit: Getty Images/Mark Makela


  1. Patrick

    June 17, 2017 at 7:37 pm

    She is correct, its so wrong the miss characterization that has taken place in the last couple of years on this issue. Innocent until proven guilty but he has been tried in the court of public opinion due to all the fake news and distortions.
    I never raise the race card or use it, but its never the same for our Caucasian friends.

    My 2 cents!

  2. Las

    June 17, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    O.J part deux….loading

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