Cosby's team attacks judge likely to retry him in sex case

Cosby's accuser Andrea Constant leaves the courtroom at the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial the Bill Cosby sexual assault case in Norristown Pa. Saturday

Undeterred by mistrial

Kirkpatrick, who alleges that Cosby sexually assaulted her after she attended his show in 1981, said she would gladly testify against Cosby at the next trial if the judge allows it.

Dennis McAndrews, a prosecutor in the John DuPont murder trial, says he didn't expect the Cosby case to end in a mistrial, although knew it would be challenging for the jury.

Yet the judge had his limits, putting his foot down Friday when jurors asked to hear a sliver of testimony they'd just had read back to them. Instead, Cosby emerged from the courthouse with his publicity team, which read a statement from his wife that accused the judge likely to retry him of arrogance and collusion with prosecutors.

Cosby remains on $1 million bail over the three felony charges.

Constand, now 44, initially went to police about a year after she said Cosby assaulted her, but a prosecutor declared her case too weak to bring charges. "This was about Andrea Constand and inconsistencies in her story".

Cosby told investigators in Pennsylvania that he gave Constand Benadryl and that the encounter was consensual.

After the verdict, Cosby by sat alone - off to the side and all but overlooked - clutching his cane to his chest and staring silently into the distance.

"It became a great concern of mine that these people had deliberated longer than the case had taken to try".

Steele declined comment on a statement from Cosby's wife, Camille, which called him "heinously and exploitively ambitious". "She's a very spiritual woman, she believes things happen for a objective, and I think the goal is.it should encourage other women to come forward and have their day in court".

"It's extremely emotional", said Jewel Allison, a NY woman who has said that Cosby assaulted her, as she prepared to leave the courthouse.

They first informed Judge Steven O'Neill on Thursday that they were deadlocked, but were instructed to keep trying. Number one, there are some 60 women who have stepped forward to allege that Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them over the course of some 50 years.

Troiani also commended "those prosecutors who raised awareness that one of the hallmarks of drug-related sexual assaults is the [effect] the drug has on the victim's memory and ability to recall and were nonetheless willing to present this evidence to the jury". "She's entitled to a verdict in this case".

Cosby's accuser Andrea Constant leaves the courtroom at the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial the Bill Cosby sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017. She said Cosby gave her pills that he said were herbal, but that left her immobile and drifting in and out of consciousness.

It was the statement Cosby made in a deposition to Constand's lawyers in his lawsuit in 2005 that led Pennsylvania prosecutors to charge him in the Constand case.

District Attorney Kevin Steele spoke to reporters after the judge declared a mistrial Saturday. He was charged shortly before the statute of limitation was set to expire. It's not unusual for them to have questions about evidence so they can use it to bolster their opinions, like the phone call between Constand's mother and the comedian, which seemed to be a major focus during deliberations in the past few days.

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