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Bill Cosby Trial: Judge Declares Mistrial!

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Jun. 19 2017, Updated 1:42 p.m. ET

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Bill Cosby is a free man! After six days of deliberations, the seven men and five women selected to serve on the jury were unable to come to a unanimous decision. As such, the judge presiding over the case declared a mistrial in the court case that accused the comedian of drugging and sexually violating, a former employee of his alma mater, Andrea Constand, at his home, back in 2004.

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The jurors had been deliberating since Monday, sometimes for as much as 12 hours a day, and first told the judge they were deadlocked on Thursday, after 30 hours of deliberations.

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Prosecutors now have four months to decide whether to retry the case or drop it.

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Cosby faced three felony counts of aggravated indecent assault, which carries a maximum of 10 years in prison.

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The first count of aggravated assault accused Cosby of not asking for consent when he penetrated Constand’s genitals with his fingers.

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The second count of aggravated assault alleged that Constand was unconscious/semi-conscious at the time of the assault, and thus could not give consent.

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The third count alleged that Cosby gave Constand an intoxicant that impaired her and stopped her from resisting him.

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Do you think prosecutors will retry the case? Sound off in the comments!

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