Cosby alternate juror: I 'probably' would have convicted him

Tuesday, 20 Jun, 2017

But Brown says it's still possible that the next group of jurors may not be able to reach a verdict.

"Bill Cosby's rape case", said Armour, who teaches at the University of South California. The mistrial in Cosby's case came only a day after a Minnesota jury acquitted police officer Jeronimo Yanez of all charges stemming from the shooting death of Philando Castile at a traffic stop on July 6, 2016.

An alternate juror in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case says he "probably" would have voted to convict.

People readily accepted the comedian's persona as America's favorite dad, magnified by his on-stage antics and role in a hit TV show. A New York Magazine recently featured Janice and other women who accuse Cosby of sexual assault.

They first informed Judge Steven O'Neill on Thursday that they were deadlocked, but were instructed to keep trying.

Saturday's result was a victory for the comedian, who avoided up to a decade in prison, but the district attorney said his office would seek a verdict in a second trial.

Looking at Cosby, 79, I saw not good old Cliff Huxtable from The Cosby Show, but a man accused publicly by some 60 women across the decades. But on the long bus ride home to Pittsburgh, he said, there was little talk.

McCloskey posted his juror ID badge on Facebook to prove he was on the alternate jury.

He dismissed questions about the allegations during an Associated Press interview in 2014 and pressed the reporter not to let the public see or hear his answers to the questions.

"If the press saturates the nationwide media market with stories about jury deliberations, including juror opinions about the evidence, it may make the parties' ability to select a fair and impartial jury more hard", Steele argued. Their names have not been made public, but the presiding judge has indicated he could revisit the issue as early as Monday.

In a statement, her lawyers thanked the prosecution for taking her case and said the trial had "given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced".

He pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated indecent assault on Constand at his home near Philadelphia in January 2004. Cosby says it was consensual.

"We get 12 people to agree on sex assault cases all the time, but this is not any case".

Another one of Cosby's accusers, actor Kathy McKee, who alleges Cosby raped her in 1973, once described the incident - after which, she said, he pretended that nothing odd or remarkable had just happened between them - as an unthinkably violent encounter with hubris. She felt it was her fault for years before other women began sharing similar stories, giving Janice the courage to come forward. The defense had hoped, if it did, to introduce evidence she had previously dated a man.

"She's ready to go again", said her lawyer, Dolores Troiani, of a retrial.

Cosby remains on $1 million bail over the three felony charges. The judge said he would try to schedule a new trial within 120 days.

At least 10 women have pending civil claims against Cosby in lawsuits filed in California and MA.