Conviction would be difficult in a new Cosby trial: Handlarski

If there is another criminal trial for Bill Cosby, a conviction will be far from easy, Toronto criminal lawyer Ryan Handlarski tells CBC’s The National.

“It’s going to be difficult for the prosecution in any scenario, in the best-case scenario, to find 12 people who will agree to find him guilty beyond a reasonable doubt,” he says.

Handlarski, principal of RH Criminal Defence, spoke to the broadcaster’s flagship news program after a judge declared a mistrial in Cosby’s sexual assault case because a deadlocked jury was unable to reach a unanimous verdict. The 79-year-old star of the ’80s sitcom The Cosby Show was accused of drugging and assaulting a Canadian woman back in 2004, says the CBC.

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