AceShowbiz - The jury in sexual assault trial that Bill Cosby faces is still deadlocked after almost 40 hours of deliberation. The jury signaled the problem on Thursday, June 15, the fourth day of deliberation, after writing in a note to Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill earlier that day, "We cannot come to a unanimous consensus on any of the charges."
After 9 P.M., the judge said 12 hours of deliberation was long enough and the jurors were later sent home. The jury is set to return for a fifth day of deliberation on Friday at 9 A.M. The jury is made up of four white women, six white men, one black woman and one black man.
The judge reminded the jury that it's their duty to try to reach a decision, even on some of the charges. "If you are still deadlocked, you should report that to me. If you've reached a unanimous decision on some of the charges, please report that back to me," he said.
The judge denied a defense request for a mistrial. "It's simply inappropriate at this time," O'Neill said outside the presence of the jury. A hung jury would trigger the possibility of a retrial.
Cosby faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault. He is accused of assaulting Andrea Constand without her consent, assaulting her when she was unconscious and assaulting her using drugs to substantially impair her ability to consent in his home outside of Philadelphia, in Elkins Park, Montgomery County, in early 2004.
If he's found guilty on all three charges, the comedian could be sentenced to up to 10 years on each count.