Bill Cosby gestures to fans as he departs the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 9 in Norristown
18 June, 2017, 02:27
Bruce Castor, the ex-prosecutor who passed on Constand's case in 2005, said Saturday that he was disappointed but not surprised in Steele's failure to win a conviction.
The lawyers appealed for privacy for Constand and her family.
"We are confident that these proceedings have given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced", the statement reads.
Two have brought claims against the 79-year-old entertainer for sexual assault.
But experts say that if he had been convicted, it's likely Cosby's attorneys would have been able to successfully argue the charges be combined for sentencing purposes, since they cover the same encounter and conduct.
Many prosecutors still agree to try only the sexual assault and rape cases that they know they can win.
On behalf of Andrea Constand and ourselves, we would like to thank the dedicated individuals of the Montgomery County District Attorney's Office in particular Kevin Steele, Kristen Feden and Stewart Ryan and the many police officers and detectives who worked on this case, in particular Rich Schaffer, Jim Reape and Mike Shade.
Deadlocked jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial told a judge they can not reach a verdict on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004.
Cosby has said any sexual activity was consensual.
Outside the courthouse, Cosby stood with head bowed as his publicist and attorneys made statements over shouted questions from waiting media. Constand did not appear at the news conference.
"I have no authority to do this", Judge Steven O'Neill said in the 52nd hour of deliberations on Friday night. I'm proud to have been able to represent Mr. Cosby.
After multiple attempts for the jury to come to a verdict, the judge has chose to consider the Bill Cosby case a mistrial. She described the prosecutor as "heinously and exploitively ambitious".
Another Cosby accuser, Jewel Allison, also spoke to the media following the mistrial.
Constand is the only one of Cosby's accusers to have her day in criminal court.
There's no doubt Cosby handed Constand pills (Benadryl, he says).
As the mistrial was declared, Cosby had a flat, blank look on his face. Cosby was facing up to 10 years for each of the counts against him.
Prosecutors said they would retry Cosby, who remains charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault.
Troiani acknowledged the difficulty of the case, given the passage of time and the impact of the alleged drugging on Constand's ability to recall details. "The jurors, they used their power to speak". The jurors have been trying to break a deadlock.
Deliberations in Bill Cosby's sex assault trial are pushing into Father's Day weekend after jurors failed to reach a verdict in the first five days.
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