Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby case

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) - The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial (all times local):

11:55 a.m.

Prosecutors in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case are praising the accuser and say she's "entitled to a verdict in this case."

District Attorney Kevin Steele spoke to reporters after the judge declared a mistrial Saturday.

Steele says he's disappointed the jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision.

He says he'll retry Cosby on charges the 79-year-old TV star drugged and molested Andrea Constand at his Philadelphia-area home in 2004. Cosby says the encounter was consensual.

Steele declined comment on a statement from Cosby's wife, Camille, which called him "heinously and exploitively ambitious."

A jury deliberated for more than 52 hours over six days before declaring itself hopelessly deadlocked.

Constand did not appear at the news conference.

Cosby will remain free on $1 million bail.

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11 a.m.

The defense side in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial is declaring victory and going on the attack after jurors deadlocked and the judge declared a mistrial.

Spokesman Andrew Wyatt said Saturday that "Cosby's power is back."

Cosby's wife, Camille Cosby, slammed prosecutors for bringing the case to court. She issued a statement calling District Attorney Kevin Steele "heinously and exploitively ambitious." She also attacked the judge, the accuser's lawyers and the media.

The jury deliberated 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 bail.

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10:40 a.m.

Prosecutors say they'll retry Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges after his first trial ended in a hung jury.

Jurors deliberated more over than 52 hours over six days before telling a judge Saturday they couldn't reach a unanimous decision on whether Cosby drugged and molested Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

The judge then declared a mistrial for the 79-year-old comedian.

Cosby remained stoic, while Constand embraced the person next to her.

Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. His lawyer says Cosby and Constand were lovers sharing a consensual sexual encounter.

Cosby will remain free on $1 million bail.

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10:25 a.m.

Bill Cosby's trial on sexual assault charges has ended without a verdict after jurors failed to break a deadlock.

Jurors deliberated more than 52 hours over six days before telling a judge they couldn't reach a unanimous decision on whether "The Cosby Show" star drugged and molested Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004.

The judge then declared a mistrial for the 79-year-old comedian.

Cosby was charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

His lawyer says Cosby and Constand were lovers sharing a consensual sexual encounter.

Dozens of women have come forward to say he had drugged and assaulted them. This was the only case to result in criminal charges against Cosby.

Prosecutors get four months to decide whether they want to retry Cosby or drop the charges.

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