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Juror reveals why Bill Cosby walked free

Thursday - 22/06/2017 15:21
NEARLY every juror — 10 out of 12 — believed Bill Cosby was guilty of two counts of sex assault, a juror has revealed.
A US judge declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case. Picture: AFP/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez
A US judge declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case. Picture: AFP/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez

The juror, who spoke to ABC News in the US on condition of anonymity, revealed that 10 jurors agreed he was guilty on two sex assault counts — for digitally penetrating accuser Andrea Constand without her consent, and for giving her drugs without her knowledge in order to prevent her from resisting.

But the weakest charge turned out to be a third sex assault count, which required proof that Constand was unconscious or unaware during the attack. Only one juror believed Cosby was guilty of that count, the report said.

Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in his sexual assault trial. Picture: AP Photo/Matt Rourke
Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a mistrial was declared in his sexual assault trial. Picture: AP Photo/Matt RourkeSource:AP

Surprisingly, the jurors began their deliberations with a non-binding poll, just to see where they stood before digging into the case — and they all voted that the comedian was not guilty of all three counts of aggravated indecent assault, the juror said.

But as they deliberated, nearly every juror shifted to the conviction side.

The deadlock became intractable about 30 hours into the 52 hours of deliberations, the juror told the network.

“There was no budging” after the first deadlock, the juror said. “And there was none from there on out.”

Accuser Andrea Constand exits the courtroom during deliberations in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial. Picture: Lucas Jackson/Pool Photo via AP
Accuser Andrea Constand exits the courtroom during deliberations in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial. Picture: Lucas Jackson/Pool Photo via APSource:AP

On Sunday, it was revealed that Cosby had boasted during deliberations that “All I need is one” holdout to hang the jury.

One of the six alternates in Cosby’s sex assault trial he would’ve voted to convict the funnyman — and that the result of a mistrial left him “ridiculously sick.”

“I would have probably voted to convict,” Mike McCloskey, 43, told Pittsburgh radio station WDVE-FM on Monday morning, according to TribLive.com.

He said one of the most damning pieces of evidence against the man once known as “America’s Dad” was the phone call between him and accuser Constand’s mum, Gianna.

Source: News Corp Australia Network:

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