Jurors in comedian Bill Cosby's trial on sexual assault charges told the judge Thursday they are deadlocked and can't reach a verdict. Judge Steven T. O'Neill sent them back to the jury room try to break the stalemate.
Cosby's defense moved immediately for a mistrial, but the judge denied the motion.
Cosby is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault against former Temple University basketball staffer Andrea Constand. If found guilty, he could face up to 10 years on each count.
Cosby was a much loved sitcom dad before he endured a spectacular public fall beginning in 2014, with some 60 women since then stepping forward to accuse him of sexual assault. The Constand case is the only known instance in which the statute of limitations had not expired.
If Cosby is found guilty, a big question will be whether O'Neill revokes Cosby's bond and sends the entertainer to jail.
It is not uncommon for jurors in a high-profile or complex case to return deadlocked; the judge then sends them back and awaits word on whether they have pushed through to a verdict or are still deadlocked.
The jury, composed of seven men and five women, is in its fourth day of deliberations, having spent about 31 hours reviewing the case since Monday evening.