The sexual assault trial of Bill Cosby ended in a mistrial on Saturday morning after the 12-person jury proved unable to reach a unanimous verdict after five days and 52 hours of deliberations.“I remind everyone that this is not vindication or victory,” Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill told the courtroom in Norristown, Penn., just outside Philadelphia, after polling each of the jurors and declaring a mistrial in the high-profile case.Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said he intends to retry the 79-year-old comedian on three counts of aggravated sexual assault stemming from a 2014 encounter with former Temple University employee Andrea Constand. Cosby, who remains free on bail, faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
The unprecedented manslaughter conviction of a young woman who as a teenager sent text messages encouraging her suicidal boyfriend to kill himself seems destined to be appealed after it sparked intense debate over free speech, virtual presence and modern forms of communication.A judge found Michelle Carter guilty of involuntary manslaughter for telling her boyfriend to "get back in" his carbon monoxide-filled truck after he had second thoughts about killing himself and got out. Those words during a phone call followed a barrage of text messages Carter sent to Conrad Roy III urging him to act on his suicidal thoughts.
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