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Experts Discuss Why Cosby Jury Couldn’t Agree

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Bill Cosby sexual assault trial was closely followed by the public, and by members of the legal profession. Two local criminal law experts weighed-in on the outcome.

Dennis McAndrews, a prosecutor in the John DuPont murder trial, says he didn’t expect the Cosby case to end in a mistrial, although knew it would be challenging for the jury.

“The prosecution had Cosby’s own words that took him up to the very precipice of criminality, yet the defense had the ongoing contacts between the victim and the defendant that would certainly give a jury at least some reason to think carefully about he situation,” he said.

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Villanova University law school Professor Emeritus Anne Poulin says the mistrial tells us that some of the jurors were convinced beyond a reasonable doubt of Cosby’s guilt.

“The others on the jury might have just been not persuaded beyond a reasonable doubt, although they were leaning in that direction, or there might’ve been members of the jury who were arguing in favor of acquitting,” she said.

Poulin says the District Attorney’s decision to retry the case was to be expected.

“In most instances, the prosecution is going to take that case to trial again,” she said.

So far, no date has been set for the retrial.

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  1. What evidence was there to convict Mr Cosby? There was absolutely enough reasons to have reasonable doubt!

  2. the Main Reaso She Lost was because NO REAL RAPE VICTIM((ADULT) wouldNEVER EVER HAVE ANY CONTACT WITH HER RAPIST AND WOULD NEVER EVER GO VISIT HIM AT HIS HOME/PLACE OF BUSINESS AND WOULD NEVER EVER CALL HIM OR ANSWER ANY CALLS FROM THEIR RAPISTS….6,7,8,9,TIMES AFTER THE FACT…..PLUS ALL SHE SAW WAS $$$$$$ AND THOUGHT i CAN TAKE THIS RICH bLACK MAN TO THE CLEANERS…BUT IT BACKFIRED ON HER STUPID A**** AND EVEN IF THEY RETRY SHE STILL GOING LOSE SHE NEED TO CRAWL BACK UNDER THAT ROCK AND TAKE HER BLACK HATING ATTORNEY WITH HER AND NEVER BE HEARD FROM AGAIN…………..

  3. It doesn’t take an “expert” to know that the two eggplants on the jury engaged in jury nullification. Crimes against Whites get a pass from them.

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