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Bill Cosby criminal case: 'Mistrial' declared

ANI  |  New York [U.S.] 

The case accusing Bill Cosby of indecent assault ended in a mistrial on Saturday, after a Pennsylvania jury was unable to come to a unanimous decision.

However, immediately after the ruling, prosecutors were quick to announce that they will retry the case, reports CNN.

On the sixth day of deliberations, Judge Steven O'Neill declared that the jury of seven men and five woman were deadlocked in a legal battle closely watched by the public as well as dozens of women who have accused Cosby of similar misconduct in the past.

"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." Spokeswoman for Cosby's wife, Camille said.

Meanwhile, the judge has assured that he would try to schedule a new trial within 120 days.

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