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Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

A judge declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby sexual assault case. Here's what happens next


UPDATE 10:45 a.m.:  The DA says prosecutors will retry the case immediately.

UPDATE Saturday, June 17, 10:37a.m.: 

The judge in the Bill Cosby trial declared a mistrial Saturday after the jury failed to reach a verdict in the case.

The jurors were unable to come to a unanimous decision. Cosby faced three charges of aggravated indecent assault.

Prosecutors will have 4 months to retry the case.

Here is Cosby arriving to court on Saturday ahead of jury deliberations.

UPDATE: Friday, June 16: 6:25 p.m."

The judge in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial says he will let the jury take its time reaching a verdict in the controversial case.

"As long as the jury wants to deliberate, I will let them," Judge Steve T. O'Neill said Friday, according to The New York Times.

UPDATE: Friday, June 16: 2:45 p.m.

Cosby's defense wants a mistrial for the comedian due to the lengh of deliberations over the case.

"We're being asked to review the entire trial with this jury," Cosby's attorney, Brian McMonagle said Friday, according to PennLive.com.


The jury in Cosby's case is deadlocked and the judge has instructed it to keep trying to reach a verdict, the Associated Press reported. Cosby is facing three counts of aggravated sexual assault.The jury has deliberated for about 30 hours over four days on charges that the actor and comedian drugged and molested Andrea Constand in 2004. It informed Judge Steven O'Neill on Thursday that it couldn't reach a verdict on any of the charges against Cosby, but O'Neill asked it to return to the jury room to keep talking.

Constand, a former Temple University employee, claims Cosby drugged and molested her at his Philadelphia home.

Cosby's lawyer counters that Cosby and Constand shared a consensual sexual encounter.

Dozens of women have raised accusations of sexual misconduct against Cosby, but Constand's in the only case to result in charges being brought against him.

Some of Cosby accusers aren't taking the news well.

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