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>> ♪ >> live from the cbs broadcast center in philadelphia, this is cbs3 "eyewitness news". >> a mistrial. >> we will take a hard look at everything involved and then we will retry it. >> the people of pittsburgh that came here and deliberated long and hard over the case, 52 hours of deliberations. the judge is right.
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justice lives here in montgomery county. we came here looking for an acquittal but like that rolling stone song says you don't always get what you want. sometimes you get what you need. >> it's too early to celebrate mr. cosby. round two may be just around the corner and this time justice may prevail. >> good evening everyone, i'm natasha brown. thank you so much for joining us. hopelessly deadlocked that's how the jury for the bill cosby trial described the ending of more than 50 hours of deliberations this morning and in the end the judge was forced to declare a mistrial in the sexual assault case against bill cosby. we do have team coverage this evening for you. cleve bryan is outside of the courthouse in norristown montgomery county but we begin with alexandria hoff live at the ritz-carlton in philadelphia tonight where she just spoke to one of cosby's attorneys and his spokesperson. alex. >> reporter: yeah, well, natasha this mistrial means mr. cosby is a free man.
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sitting down with his team they say that he is now enjoying his time and his father's day weekend with his wife here in the philadelphia area. now, we learned some interesting things about this trial as a whole in sitting down with him just a few minutes ago one of them being that each day started early at 5:00 a.m. at mr. cosby's montgomery county home. that is where he would tell old stories about richard pryor, sami davis junior anything else that would keep his mind at ease. a spokesperson tells us that when he asked when he was coming in and out of court to walk slowly because he wanted to greet his fans and show them the presence that they had been waiting for all ways it seems that he was coping with what they call stress that no human could bear. now, another interesting thing they told me was that there is a conference room inside of this courthouse that they use for down time during deliberations or breaks during the trial and that room
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mr. cosby called his dressing room. obviously flashback to his show business days. now, the prosecution has promised a retrial but spokesperson andrew wyatt sees that as a desperate move on the half of district attorney steel. >> we hope that the prosecutor changes his mind and that he doesn't proceed forward. we think it's time for these claims to be cast aside. >> i just feel like this d.a. steel is going a little bit too far. it's too personal and he is trying to really make a name for himself off of mr. cosby's name and it should just go away. he got the opportunity and he has the bragging rights to say that he brought bill cosby to trial. and he got that shot and i think he's taken his shot and he needs to let it go. >> reporter: now, something else that i thought was interest being out there in montgomery county for this trial. on the occasion that mr. cosby would exit the building and the kind of outburst like
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greetings that he would give. at one point he was singing one evening, another night he was using that fat albert voice, that hey, hey, hey. i asked him was this a result of exhaustion on behalf of mr. cosby, was this a way for him to greet his fans and they simply told me that humor is a way that he deals with stress and that is the way he simply reverted on those very stressful evenings. reporting live in center city, alexandria hoff cbs3 "eyewitness news." >> alex thank you so much. now we have been at the montgomery county courthouse since the beginning of this trial and of course that is where all of this unfolded earlier this morning. "eyewitness news" news reporter cleve bryan is live at the courthouse in norristown with a look at how the trial finally came to a close. cleve. >> reporter: natasha, by their own admission the cosby jury was hopelessly deadlocked. now, the judge said that they were courageous attempting for more than 50 hours to reach a consensus but he also says sometimes a mistrial is how the justice system works.
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for the sixth morning 79-year-old actor and comedian bill cosby entered the montgomery county courthouse waiting for a jury to decide his fate. unlike the long days of questions and deadlocked deliberations up until now things happened fast. by 10:15 the jury announced they couldn't reach a unanimous verdict so the judge declared a mistrial. some cheers for cosby. >> the judge is right. justice is real. it lifts here in montgomery county. i'm proud to have been able to represent mr. cosby. we came here looking for an acquittal but like that rolling stone song says you don't always get what you want, sometimes you get what you needment cosby's spokesman raised his fists in victory. for his part cosby kept quiet leaving court he only paused to wave to his supporters. prosecutors say the legal battle is at a are -- star from over immediately
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declaring their intentions for a retrial. >> we will take a hard look at everything involved and then we will retry it. >> reporter: district attorney kevin steele says his team will be ready to meet the judge's direction of retrying the sexual assault case within four months. and he has little doubt alleged victim andrea constand will testify against cosby again. >> she is entitled to a verdict in this case and the citizens of montgomery county where this crime occurred are entitled to a verdict in this case and we will push forward to try to get that done. >> reporter: we asked the district attorney if he knows the break down how many jurors wanted to convict cosby. he says he's not aware at this time. he also says this is the first time he's had a mistrial in about 25 years. but the last time, he won the retrial. in norristown, i'm cleve bryan cbs3 "eyewitness news." >> all right, cleve, thank you so much for that update from the courthouse. now, earlier bill cosby's
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wife camille released a family statement about the trial praising the attorneys who represented bill cosby and blasting the montgomery county district attorney and presiding judge steven o'neill accusing them of arrogantly collaborating. the statement says in part i'm grateful to any of the jurors who tenaciously fought to review the evidence which is the rightful way to make a sound decision. ultimately that is a manifestation of justice. based on facts not lies. the jury of seven men and five women from allegany county in pittsburgh were seen leaving their double tree hotel in plymouth meeting this morning. the jurors deliberated more than 52 hours over six days before telling a judge this morning they could not reach a unanimous decision. jurors who were sequestered in the hotel began their deliberations on monday evening. now not long after the court announced the mistrial representative of andrea constand released their own statement about the trial
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thanking the district attorney's office and other members of the prosecution as well saying "we are confident that these proceedings have given a voice to the many victims who felt powerless and silenced. we commend those prosecutors who raised awareness that one of the hall marks of drug related sexual assaults is the affect the drug has on the victim's memory ." additionally linda kirkpatrick and jewel allison joined civil rights lawyer gloria allred on the podium in norristown the pod yum and they also reacted to the verdict. >> he thought he could bury us. he didn't know we were seeds. we're sprouting up looking for reform uncovering the rape culture in this country where victims are blamed and shamed. we are continuing looking for more reform to represent all victims of and sexual assault male or female. >> in the words of the late,
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great reverend martin luther king jr., he said we must accept finite disappointment but never lose infinite hope. it is time for rape and violence, that's the end of the quote. it is time for rape and violence to stop. >> well, a lot of folks with many different opinions, lots of reactions and many speculating on the next move in this case. will there actually be a retrial? if so, can we expect a different outcome. here to help us sort these issues out linda dale papa with dillworth paxon. thanks for joining us. we appreciate it. >> you're very welcome. >> first of all your reaction. this was marathon deliberation session for these jurors over the course of six days or so. 52 hours. were you expecting a mistrial at some point. >> i think when there wasn't a
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verdict on friday i was expecting a mistrial at that point. >> yeah. so, they were clearly grappling with something. there were lots of questions and they seemed to be very engaged in the process. >> absolutely. but we don't know yet what the division of the vote was. we don't know if there were more people for acquittal or more people for a conviction. >> tell us how. >> that hasn't been shared. the d.a. has already said almost immediately that he will be retrying this case. >> yes, he announced there will be a retrial and it has to be a retrial if the district attorney announces that i understand within 120 days. but i don't know whether or not the district attorney knew -- knows what the break down was with these jurors. more for conviction or more for acquittal. we don't know. >> yeah. and we've heard gloria allred who is representing some other victims. just talk a little bit about mr. cosby slow down don't celebrate just yet, it's not over yet. she's hoping that other accusers will at least have
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their voices heard if there is indeed a retrial. do you see that possibly happening and could that affect everything. >> there is the possibility that the judge could reconsider this decision about allowing other victims alleged victims to testify so that they could -- the prosecution could establish a modus operandi by the defendant. the judge ruled that only one victim alleged victim could testify and the prosecution had asked that the admission of 12 victims. to testify. now, it is possible that the prosecution could come in and ask the judge please reconsider that decision. >> well, and that could make all the difference. >> it could. >> all right. thank you so much linda, we do that appreciate your time and your expertise today. thank you. >> my pleasure. >> "eyewitness news" will continue to follow the cosby case as it develops. remember when we aren't on the air you can always get the very latest on this case online at cbsphilly.com and cbs local app as well. stay with us everyone, still ahead on "eyewitness
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news" tonight a u.s. navy destroyer collides with a ship near japan. a closer look at what went wrong and how the crew is now recovering from the jarring accident on board. plus an update on the tragic apartment fire in london. what officials are now saying about those who are still missing. chelsea. >> hot and steamy father's day on tap. i'll have everything you need to know for tomorrow in your updated forecast. that's coming up. >> and later, mars may be in reach. the out of this world ways that elon musk is planning to get hum
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>> ♪ >> welcome back everyone. a deadly multi vehicle crash
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along 322 kills an off duty police officer and injures his spouse and his three children. chopper3 over the scene here near garwin road in mullica hill. vineland police say 33-year-old charlie amade was a passenger in a minivan headed eastbound near woolwich township when it collided with a pickup truck. the extent of the injuries of the other passengers isn't known. a man is facing multiple charges after stealing a car with passengers inside. it happened at the firefly festival in dover delaware just before 3 o'clock this morning. 25-year-old zachary hamilton punched the driver of a ford transit van before crashing it into a fence. six people were inside the vehicle. officials say hamilton was under the influence of drugs at the time. hamilton faces multiple charges including carjacking, reckless endangerment and other charges as well. u.s. and japanese forces launched an air and sea search for seven missing sailors after a u.s. navy destroyer
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crashed into a merchantship near japan. the u.s.s. fitzgerald collided with a philippine flagged merchantship early saturday morning off the coast of japan. when most crew members on both ships were asleep. the navy ship's capitol taken is among those injured. the seven missing sailors have not been identified. >> still got an active search and rescue going on for our missing shipmates so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers. >> japanese companiy coast guard spokesman says truce crews are doing their best in the certain and rescue mission but so far they they have not fd any signs of the missing sailors. authorities say 58 people are now presumed dead after the devastating fire at a west london apartment building. fire officials say many residents were asleep at the time when the fire broke out early wednesday morning. nearly a hundred people are being treated at hospitals. 18 people are in critical
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condition. fire investigators are trying to figure out how the blaze spread so quickly. the building is now gutted and you can see right through it as you can see in those pictures. all right. we're going to check in with chelsea to see what's going on with the weather. i definitely got poured on earlier chelsea. i can tell you my story. >> that's right, natasha, you know it's just so humid out there. we have so much moisture in the air and unfortunately this afternoon and evening we have some showers and thunderstorms that have moved through with all that of moisture in the air, yeah, we've been dealing with some heavy downpours for sure. here's a live look at storm scan3 across the delaware valley. we are still even at this hour dealing with some showers and thunderstorms. portions of monmouth ocean counties dealing with showers and heavier downpours and even rumbles of thunder and lightning. i'll take in you closer to portions of central burlington county where we have already picked up over an inch and a half of rainfall. to that are reason we have a flood advisory for the high lated area in green until 9:15 this evening.
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we made it officially to 85 degrees in philadelphia today. we're now down to 82. it's 83 in millville. 81 in atlantic city. so, down the shore we're right now in the lower 80's but of course when you factor in the humidity it is, man, feeling even warmer than out there. look at these dewpoints in the 70's right now making things feel very uncomfortable. that continues right into father's day and even as we kick off the work week. future weather shows this. by the latter part of the evening and tonight things really winding down. so by about 10, 11 o'clock tonight we're just going to be dealing with the clouds out there. we'll likely have some fog developing in many locations. that will linger into sunday morning so father's day stays unsettled. we'll run the risk for a shower or a thunderstorm. i think we'll have a couple peeks of sunshine but we're talking about mostly cloudy skies out there. we have the risk for a shower or thunderstorm. the potent cold front that could be strong to severe thunderstorms and possibly even some damaging winds. something we'll keep a very close eye.
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mostly cloudy overnight with patchy fog, 70 degrees for the overnight low temperature as we head into father's day 90 degrees hot and steamy. it's going to feel even warmer. we also have that risk for a shower or thunderstorm possible. your eyewitness weather seven-day forecast goes like this. we and finally get a break from the humidity as we head into tuesday afternoon behind that really strong cold front. >> all right, chelsea, thank you so much. okay, we're trusting the process here. >> it's time to get excited about the sixers, i'm telling you 'cause right now university of washington guard markel fultz is working out with the team in camden. that's going to fuel the rumors of this blockbuster deal that would land the sixers the topic in thursday's nba draft and it's no doubt that pick would be fultz. right now sixers are in heavy talks with the celtics for that top selection. they would send the third pick along with a future first rounder to boston. meanwhile earlier today at the sixers predraft group workouts continued the the training complex. top prospects included sterling brown of smu. we asked him what he would
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bring to the team. >> just bringing a winning mentality and a defensive mentality, you know, toughness and i feel like i fit in pretty well any position. >> after a lengthy rain delay the phillies are taking on the diamondbacks as we speak. jerad eickhoff on the mound still looking for his first win of the season. to the game scoreless in the third jerad eickhoff gets in trouble right here, jake lam hits one up the middle into center field and the diamondbacks score a run on this. right now the phillies are down one-nothingnity fifth. to soccer the four and four philadelphia union take the field in chester tomorrow welcoming the new york red bulls. the union have already played the red bulls once this season last month in chester the union picked up a three-nothing win, their first of the season. and in new york heavy rain transformed yankee stadium into a slip and slide for this match between the red bulls and the seattle sounds. players tumbling, sliding. downpours soaked the field for most of the game of the the sounds went on to win two to
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one. what a mess. >> that looks kind of fun, though. >> i don't know. >> you know what, lovely. >> still ahead on "eyewitness news" elon musk says travel to mars may be a lot closer than we think. how he's planning to develop technologies to get humans
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♪ it's here. the first night your teenage daughter stays out way too late. but after three years of specialist cancer care, to guide her into remission, you couldn't be happier about it. aetna. you don't join us, we join you.
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>> welcome back. liftoff of what elon musk says is the key to colonizing mars. a reusable rocket system. has to be affordable. musk is ready to make life on mars happen but he says it will take years to achieve. they would transport pods with about a hundred people to low earth orbit. groups of the transport ship would begin their journey together.
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>> what i'm trying to achieve here is to make mars the possible. >> murk is also hoping technologies develop to get humans onto another planet will help improve technologies on earth, triages porttation upgrades could mean that travel to other contents would take 45 minutes or less. a lot to think about, though. what be those pods? i don't know. [laugh
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miss hoffman gets us there safe every time. to make a good school day. takes a lot of people mrs. migliaccio teaches us all about fractions - and haikus - and the erie canal! miss reeves makes us sound amazing. and miss santoro always takes time to see how we're doing. miss simpkins keeps our school looking great. recess wouldn't be recess without miss basile. and mrs. mccarthy always has tons of good books to read. which makes for a pretty good day at school. ♪ >> just to recap tonight top
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story. after 52 hours of deliberations the jury from allegany county in pittsburgh announced this morning that they could not reach a unanimous verdict. the prosecution immediately said they will pursue a retrial. spokesman for cosby andrew wyatt says it's a desperate move on behalf of district attorney kevin steele. of course we will continue to follow this story as it progresses and have more for you tonight at 11:00 on "eyewitness news." now chelsea has got more on our forecast. >> that's right. a lot going on this week including a risk for some strong to severe thunderstorms. as we head into monday. now father's day that's going to be a hot one with a high of 90 degrees. hot and steamy the risk for a shower or thunderstorm during the afternoon. no need to cancel any outdoor plans. just keep an eye to the sky. tuesday behind that front we finally see lower humidity filtering in and we're in the mid 80's. >> thank you so much. that's going to do it for us. i'm natasha brown. for lesley chelsea all of us here thanks for joining us and we're always on cbsphilly.com.
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we're back here captioning sponsored by cbs >> ninan: also, another insider attack on american soldiers in afghanistan. the search for missing u.s. sailors after a navy destroyer collides with a cargo ship. and triple-digit heat in the west at the start of wildfire season. this is the "cbs weekend news." >> ninan: good evening. i'm reena ninan. a mistrial was declared today in

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