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Cosby alternate juror 'probably' would have voted to convict

20 June 2017

Bill Cosby leaves the courthouse after the judge declared a mistrial on Saturday. On Saturday, they came back and told O'Neill they were hopelessly deadlocked.

Though it's only been two days since a judge declared a mistrial in the sexual assault case of Bill Cosby, the comedian's criminal defense attorney is already expressing confidence that his client will be acquitted if he's tried again.

What remains to be calculated is the cost to select a jury from Allegheny County because of concerns about pretrial publicity, the transportation of the 12 jurors and six alternates to Montgomery County, their lodging at a nearby hotel for two weeks and their meals.

"If the press saturates the nationwide media with stories about deliberations, including jurors' opinions about the evidence, it may make parties' (prosecution and defense) ability to select a fair and impartial jury more hard", said Steele in his memorandum of law.

Steele says Cosby will be retried. "Bill Cosby's rape case".

The judge has said he intends to rule - possibly during or soon after a hearing Tuesday - on a request to release juror names filed by news organizations including Philadelphia Media Network, parent company of the Inquirer, the Daily News and Philly.com.

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"Anything can happen because it's a new set of jurors".

Although prosecutors were disappointed that the jury was not able to come to a unanimous verdict they said they appreciated the sacrifices the jurors made.

McMonagle said Camille Cosby's words will not have any effect on the case, should there be a retrial. So many victims will think things like, "Maybe I asked for it", or "My body acted like I wanted it".

"It was complete silence", he said.

"We have no indication of where anybody was on the case and I don't know that we will ever know", Steele said.

McCloskey was one of six alternate jurors.

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McCloskey said he was particularly impressed with Gianna's turn on the witness stand during the trial. Cosby's trial ended without a verdict after jurors failed to reach a unanim.

Now I do not dismiss Andrea Costand's testimony - or the charges of any of the dozens of other women who claim that Cosby plied them with drugs and then used them sexually when they were totally defenseless.

Referring to the prosecutors, she says, "I believe that the Commonwealth had to state [the intention of a retrial] when they stated it". In a rarity for such a trial, we got to hear directly from the accused, not just the complainant, Canadian Andrea Constand. The only public legal ramifications have been a 2006 civil settlement with Constand (for an undisclosed monetary amount that the court barred from discussion in the criminal trial, and which Cosby sought to reclaim from Constand last year).

"The lady would have blown you away", McCloskey told the WDVE hosts. "He called himself a "dirty old man" to her - the mom". Although he gave the jurors this instruction, one alternate who did not decide on the outcome spoke to NBC News.

"I devoted two weeks of my life sequestered in Norristown, PA, which, if you've ever been to Norristown, it's disgusting".

Each night during the testimony phase of the trial, sheriff's deputies tried to find private dining rooms at restaurants for the jury to share a meal together, said Sheriff Sean Kilkenny, who declined to name the restaurants or the hotel where they stayed.

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Cosby alternate juror 'probably' would have voted to convict