Cosby trial accuser thanks supporters for love, kindness
- Author: Zachary Reyes Jun 21, 2017,
Jun 21, 2017, 7:58
The seven men and five women who were deadlocked at Bill Cosby's sex assault trial were spookily silent during their bus ride back to Pittsburgh Saturday, a man who said he was one of the alternate jurors claimed.
"We will evaluate and review our case". But it's a Catch-22 to say that years ago, we would never have taken that case, and now that we might, it happened too long ago for us to even consider it.
The Toronto woman who Bill Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting thanked her supporters in the wake of the comic's mistrial over the weekend.
"I remind everyone this is not vindication or victory".
O'Neill may have concern that naming them publicly could lead to another spate of stories on what led to the jury room logjam, further affecting potential jurors' thoughts on the case. Cosby, who turns 80 in July, is free on $1 million bond. If he had been convicted, Cosby would have faced up to 10 years in prison on each charge, and likely would have spent the rest of his life in prison.
William Henry Cosby Jr., as his name appears on charging documents, remained calm but appeared exhausted as the mistrial was declared.
A decade later, another district attorney reopened the investigation after his lurid deposition became public, and dozens of women came forward against one of the most beloved stars in all of show business. I'm proud to have been able to represent Mr. Cosby. "We're going to trial". "There's always tweaks and we can always do things better so that will be a self-assessment that we'll go through", Steele added.
"You can't put a price tag on justice", Steele said.
McCoskey said the mistrial declaration was "really sad" for Constand. Constand did not appear at the news conference. In the case of a mistrial, he said attorneys are likely interested in numerous same questions as journalists.
The jurors clearly struggled with their verdict, telling the judge on Thursday they were at impasse. "It was the craziest, eeriest bus ride I've ever taken". Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a.
In addition to bracing himself for a new criminal trial, Cosby is also battling civil cases, accusing him of sexual battery or defamation.
Constand told jurors Cosby gave her pills that made her woozy and then violated her as she lay paralyzed on a couch, unable to tell him to stop.
"(It was) ridiculously creepy", McCloskey told the radio station. None of the jurors commented after the trial ended and headed home to the Pittsburgh area, some 300 miles (480 kilometers) from the courthouse outside Philadelphia. On Thursday, jurors announced they were deadlocked. Judge Steven O'Neill granted the request to choose the jury in Allegheny County and would have to agree to do so again, Stanley said. However, the six alternates listened to all of the testimony, in case a juror had to be excused for illness or another reason.
Jurors asked for second looks at testimony from half of the prosecution's 12 witnesses.