He said the jurors were completely mum on what caused the mistrial on the bus ride back to the hotel near the Norristown courthouse.
"We felt really good about this case". Cosby faces a possible maximum sentence of 15 to 30 years in prison if convicted of the charges.
Steele said Constand "has shown such courage through this" and is prepared to move forward with a retrial.
It has become increasingly common for judges to keep juror names secret during high-profile trials, though not after the case has ended, said Paula Hannaford-Agor, who studies juries for the nonprofit National Center for State Courts. "The public is entitled to the same access in the Cosby case as any other matter that comes before the court".
"It can never be clearer that if you speak up, you could be chilling the justice system in the future if jurors are needed in this case", O'Neill told them. "Bill Cosby's rape case", said Armour, who teaches at the University of South California.
Levenson believes the breakdown of the first Cosby jury is important to know, but perhaps not predictive of how the second trial might go. "None of them have ever been cross-examined, and the one time that is has happened, fair-minded people couldn't come to a conclusion". The jurors did not mention anything about the deadlock again until Saturday when they announced they were "hopelessly deadlocked" and that the deadlock could not be resolved by additional deliberations.
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As an alternate, Mike McCloskey heard all the testimony but didn't participate in deliberations. There were a total of 12 trial witnesses. He did not immediately return a message from The Associated Press on Monday. The jurors apparently decided Saturday that they had had enough.
Bill Cosby listens to his wife Camille's statement being read aloud by Ebonee M. Benson outside the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial in his sexual assault case in Norristown, Pa., Saturday, June 17, 2017.
In it, Cosby referred to Gianna as "mum" as he recalled in graphic detail that he gave her daughter, then 31, an orgasm. As she was unconscious, she said that he groped and penetrated her.
But McMonagle and Agrusa argued Cosby was the victim of false accusations and that the entertainer and Constand had a "romantic relationship" and consensual sexual contact during the 2004 incident.
Lawyer Dolores Troiani, who represented accuser Andrea Constand, walks outside the Montgomery County Courthouse after Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial, Saturday, June 17, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanimous decision.