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Two holdouts prevented Cosby guilty verdict, juror tells ABC

By: Reuters

Two holdout jurors prevented comedian Bill Cosby from being found guilty on two of three counts in his sexual assault trial and deliberations were so tense that jurors burst into tears, a jury member told ABC News in a report on Wednesday.

Only one juror thought the 79-year-old entertainer was guilty on the third charge, the jury member said in describing the 52 hours of deliberations that ended in a mistrial on Saturday.

Cosby is facing a second trial for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home near Philadelphia in 2004. The case is the only criminal prosecution to emerge from dozens of similar allegations against him.

Two jury members were “not moving, no matter what” on the first and third counts of aggravated sexual assault, said the juror, who spoke to ABC News on condition of anonymity.

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