Deadlock in Cosby trial, jury told to keep at it

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Jurors in Bill Cosby's sexual-assault trial reported Thursday that they were at an impasse after more than 30 hours of deliberations over four days.

"Each of you has a duty to consult with one another and to deliberate with a view to reaching an agreement, if it can be done without violence to your individual judgment", the judge instructed.

As he sent the jurors back to deliberate, O'Neill said that "if after further deliberations you are still deadlocked on some or all of the charges, you should report that to me". "If you are still deadlocked you should report that to me".

"Not just beyond a reasonable doubt, but find him not guilty", said McMonagle. If the panel can't break its impasse, O'Neill could declare a hung jury and a mistrial.

But if Cosby is convicted, even on one count, Montgomery County prosecutors will probably petition for his $1 million bail to be overturned and that he be taken into custody immediately.

Jurors have deliberated for almost 30 hours as they consider allegations that the 79-year-old entertainer drugged and molested Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his gated estate near Philadelphia in 2004.

If found guilty, Cosby could go to prison for the rest of his life. This was the only case to result in criminal charges against Cosby.

Jurors will resume deliberations on Thursday.

While there have been no clear indications on the progress of the deliberations, the jurors did ask to relisten to Constand's testimony, in which she describes being given the pills, and asked for clarifications on the legal meaning of "without her knowledge" by Wednesday afternoon.

The announcement of a deadlocked jury created a hubbub of energy outside the Montgomery County courthouse.

Outside the courtroom Thursday, several Cosby accusers who've been waiting out the trial in person returned to their vigil.

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On Wednesday, the jurors heard Constand's trial testimony again as well as Cosby's statements to police from 2005. Each charge carries a possible 10-year sentence.

The jury, of five women and seven men, called Wednesday for the court to revisit the testimony of Andrea Constand, the woman accusing Cosby of assault.

Bill Cosby, center, leaves the courtroom after the jury had a question at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., on June 12, 2017.

Constand testified over two days last week for the prosecution.

Constand has claimed that Cosby drugged and molested her, but the former television star had said in a decade-old deposition that their relations were consensual and that he only gave her a Benadryl to help her relax.

"Put them down, they're your friends".

Kim Kardashian West takes her status as a role model seriously, and says part of that is owning up to her past mistakes and not letting online hatred distract her from her goals. She said he later helped her to his couch and began groping and penetrating her with his hands. Shortly after, she became incapacitated and felt "frozen", she testified. He is accused of sexually assaulting then 31-year-old Andrea Constand in January 2004 inside his Elkins Park home.

She added: "I wanted it to stop". Gianna Constand wiped away tears at times. They cast Cosby as an unfaithful husband - but not a criminal. Constand's lawyer's blasted the Cosby camp for releasing the statement.

"I don't understand the holdup", she said.

Constand had gone to Cosby's house for dinner and to get advice about her career. She has been alone with him in a hotel room before the alleged assault.

That has both good and bad signs for Bill Cosby, experts note.

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