After six days of deliberation, protest and tension in Philadelphia, the jury in the Bill Cosby rape trial ended today in a mistrial as the jury remained deadlocked.
The 12 person jury, composed of seven men and five women, spent days and nights attempting to reach a verdict in the case against Cosby, in which he was accused of drugging and raping a woman in 2004.
But this morning the jurors felt that there was “hopeless deadlock that cannot be resolved on further deliberations.” This led to Brian McMonagle, Cosby’s attorney, to ask, and receive, a mistrial from Judge Steve T. O’Neill.
Immediately after the verdict, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele announced the prosecution would retry the case.
More to come on this developing story.