Cosby laughs his way out of court in mistrial

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PENN­SYL­VA­NIA: The de­fence side in Bill Cosby’s sex­ual as­sault trial was declar­ing vic­tory yes­ter­day and go­ing on the at­tack af­ter jurors dead­locked and the judge de­clared a mistrial.

Cosby’s wife, Camille Cosby, slammed pros­e­cu­tors for bring­ing the case to court.

She is­sued a state­ment call­ing District At­tor­ney Kevin Steele “heinously and ex­ploita­tively am­bi­tious”.

She also at­tacked the judge, the ac­cuser’s lawyers and the me­dia.

The jury de­lib­er­ated for more than 52 hours on charges that Cosby drugged and mo­lested An­drea Con­stand in his Philadel­phia area home in 2004.

Steele says he will retry the 79-year-old co­me­dian on three counts of ag­gra­vated in­de­cent as­sault. Cosby’s lawyer says he and Con­stand were lovers shar­ing a con­sen­sual sex­ual en­counter.

Cosby will re­main free on $1 mil­lion (R12.8 mil­lion) bail. – AP

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