Cosby alternate juror: I 'probably' would have convicted him
Jun 20 2017
What will happen next?
As one of the jurors in the first trial said during jury selection in this case so bereft of physical evidence, the saga boils down to a matter of "he said, she said".
Cosby's alma mater, the University of MA at Amherst, cut ties with him, the first in what would become a long list of organizations to do so. She testified that Cosby gave her three blue pills, and that she lost consciousness after ingesting them.
As for criminal charges, Bloom said a retrial typically favours the prosecution because in a second trial, attorneys for the accusers have already seen the legal strategy by the defence.
He also said that he felt particularly bad for Cosby's accuser Andrea Constand. Cosby's defense team pointed out that after the alleged rape, Constand continued speaking with Cosby.
Cosby broke barriers as the first black actor to star in a network show, "I Spy", in the 1960s and created the top-ranked "Cosby Show" two decades later, starring as kindly Dr. Cliff Huxtable. However, his reputation had been tarnished over the years as nearly 60 women have come forward and accused him of sexual assault.
"We're going to retry the case", said Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele.
A mistrial was declared Saturday after jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked.
District Attorney Kevin Steele immediately announced plans to try the case a second time when the jury ended 52 hours of deliberations in a stalemate.
"If the press saturates the nationwide media with stories about deliberations, including jurors' opinions about the evidence, it may make parties' (prosecution and defense) ability to select a fair and impartial jury more hard", said Steele in his memorandum of law.
"You always find people who just don't pay that much attention to the news or are able to set aside what they've heard", said McAndrews, who successfully prosecuted John E. du Pont, the chemical fortune heir, for murder. He says the hung jury surprised him. Yanez and Cosby are unrelated in the eyes of the law, and yet they are contemporaneously linked in public perception of the US criminal justice system's surreal uselessness. "We had so many personalities in the room".
He then revealed his own view: "I would have probably voted to convict". We're not here because of Andrea Constand. "I felt like we could have brought justice". I am grateful to any of the jurors who tenaciously fought to review the evidence; which is the rightful way to make a sound decision.
Bill Cosby's trial on sexual assault charges has ended without a verdict after jurors failed to break a deadlock. day. While the press has marked him as a pariah in light of all the horrific testimony against him, Cosby is still a Philly folk hero whose contributions to popular culture - I Spy, Fat Albert, The Cosby Show - have so far earned him the sort of impunity reserved for celebrities who act badly. Lawyer Brian McMonagle told jurors that while Cosby had been unfaithful to his wife, he didn't commit a crime. She passed out and she says Cosby sexually assaulted her.