Cosby sex assault trial jury deadlocked

A jury deliberating Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial has told the judge they are deadlocked on day four of their deliberations.

But the judge has instructed the panel to return to continue trying to reach a verdict.

If the seven men and five women cannot reach a unanimous decision a mistrial will be declared.

Mr Cosby, 79, is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia-area home in 2004.

Ms Constand and her mother were in court for the announcement from the jurors.

The BBC’s Aleem Maqbool, in court, says the jurors informed the judge on Thursday morning they were unable to reach a consensus on any of the charges, each of which carries a maximum 10-year prison sentence.

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