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Bill Cosby arrives for a pretrial hearing in his criminal sex-assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Thursday, July 7, 2016. Cosby is appealing a decision to send the case to trial before his lawyers can question the accuser under oath. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Two jurors refused to convict Bill Cosby after days of deliberations


Two jurors refused to convict Bill Cosby after several days of deliberations over his sexual assault case, causing the judge to declare the case a mistrial, according to ABC News.

A juror told ABC News that emotions were high in the deliberation room and the two jurors who did not agree with majority were "not moving, no matter what."

According to the juror, 10 out of 12 jury members thought that Cosby was guilty on the first and third felony counts because of a lack of consent. The juror added that the accusations made by dozens of other women against Cosby were not factored into the deliberations. 

Constand testified during the six-day trial that the comedian gave her a drug and sexually assaulted her. Cosby admitted in a decade-old deposition that he gave Benadryl to Constand to "relax" her, but he claimed that the sexual encounter was consensual. 

Cosby pleaded not guilty to the felony charge and denied Constand's accusations. The comedian, 79, was charged in 2015 with three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault over an alleged 2004 incident involving Constand at his home in Pennsylvania. 

The judge declared a mistrial shortly after the jury reported it was deadlocked. The judge also publicly released all the names of the jurors.

Some took to Twitter to voice their concern about the safety of the jurors.

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