HEY! HEY! HEY! THE JURY IS DEADLOCKED!

Even though the jurors have had more than forty hours of deliberations, they still remain deadlocked in the Bill Cosby trial. 

Andrea Constand, a former director of operations for Temple University's women's basketball team claims that the legendary comedian drugged and sexually assaulted her in 2004. Cosby of course has pleaded, 'Not Guilty.' This is the first case that has gone to trial even though dozens of women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct and sexual assault.

 

During the trial, prosecutors and police detectives read aloud Cosby's statements from a previous trial in 2005 and in a civil deposition in 2006. Back then, Cosby admitted to having sexual contact with Constand and claimed it as a "romantic encounter."

Which might be true if he hadn't also claimed that he gave her pills. He said they were just Benadryl, which he continued can cause sleepiness.

In the civil deposition in 2006, Cosby also admitted that he had previously obtained prescriptions for Quaaludes with the intention of giving the drugs to women with whom he wanted to have sex with.

If the jury are unable to reach a consensus, the judge can choose to declare a mistrial. Now, if there is a mistrial, Cosby would not be considered guilty or not guilty, and prosecutors can then choose to retry the case with a different set of jurors. Which would be kind of Cosby getting a not guilty sentence because of the odds of Cosby getting retried are highly unlikely. 

However, if the jury concludes that Cosby is guilty could face up to 10 years in prison for each charge. There are three separate charges that he faces in this case. 

The three charges accuse Cosby of assaulting Constand without her consent, assaulting her when she was unconscious and assaulting her by using drugs to substantially impair her ability to consent.

 

So, what's your take? Guilty or Not Guilty? Leave your thoughts in the comments.