The deadlocked jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial, which has deliberated an extraordinary 52 hours, asked Friday to review volumes of testimony and sought the definition of “reasonable doubt.”
But jurors’ exertions did not lead to a verdict. Shortly after 9 p.m., the judge sent them away for the night, ordering them to return Saturday morning for either a sixth day of deliberations or an announcement that further effort would be hopeless.
“We will decide what tomorrow brings when tomorrow comes,” Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill told the panel.
Cosby in remarks after the jury ended its day thanked jurors and his supporters. “I want to thank the jury for their long days and their honest work, individually,” he said.