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Q&A: What would happen if the Bill Cosby jury deadlocks

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/15/2017 By MARK SCOLFORO, Associated Press
Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

After three days, the jury in entertainer Bill Cosby's sex assault trial still has not reached a verdict.

Bill Cosby's lawyer Brian McMonagle walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during Cosby's sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby's lawyer Brian McMonagle walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during Cosby's sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Experts say that if jurors notify the judge they're deadlocked, he's likely to direct them to keep trying to come to a unanimous decision.

Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Judges also have the authority to remove a juror, but it would have to be for more than the fact that a juror simply refuses to join those in the majority.

Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

The 79-year-old Cosby is facing three felony indecent assault charges that could put him in prison for the rest of his life.

Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

He's accused of drugging and assaulting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia estate in 2004. He says the encounter was consensual.

Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) © The Associated Press Bill Cosby leaves the Montgomery County Courthouse during his sexual assault trial, Wednesday, June 14, 2017, in Norristown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Jurors have been deliberating for more than 27 hours since getting the case Monday. They'll resume deliberations Thursday.

District Attorney of Montgomery County Kevin Steele walks through the Montgomery County Courthouse during jury deliberations in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 14, 2017. (Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP)

District Attorney of Montgomery County Kevin Steele walks through the Montgomery County Courthouse during jury deliberations in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 14, 2017. (Mark Makela/Pool Photo via AP)
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