Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Bill Cosby Deadlocked Jury: 2 Jurors Prevented Guilty Verdict

I'm not sure if this makes me more sad....or angrier......or both.

Now that the trial of Bill Cosby has met a deadlocked end, we're now learning more about what led the jurors to make the decisions they made.

During an exclusive interview with ABC News, one of the jurors spoke out about how the guilty verdict was prevented......

But only 2 of the other jurors.

The deadlocked vote came down to 10-2.

According to ABC News:

In an exclusive interview with ABC News, a juror in the Bill Cosby sexual assault case said that after dozens of hours of grueling deliberations in a tiny room, 10 of the 12 jurors agreed he was guilty on two counts. On a third count, only one of the jurors believed he was guilty.
The final, intractable votes on the first of the three counts was 10 to two to find Cosby guilty of digitally penetrating accuser Andrea Constand without her consent, the juror said. On the second count, that she was unconscious or unaware during the incident, the juror said the vote was 11 to one to acquit. On the third count, that the alleged assault occurred after Cosby gave Constand drugs or intoxicants without her knowledge, substantially impairing her for the purpose of preventing her resistance, the jury was deadlocked at 10 to two, in favor of a guilty verdict, according to the juror.
On counts one and three, the two holdouts against finding Cosby guilty were “not moving, no matter what,” said the juror, who agreed to speak to ABC News only on the condition of anonymity.

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