Jury still deliberating Cosby's fate

by Frankie Norman June 15, 2017, 1:38
Jury still deliberating Cosby's fate

Judge Stephen O'Neill says a court reporter is racing to transcribe that portion of last week's testimony.

In addition, Constand initially told police that she had not been alone with Cosby prior to the alleged assault and that they had little contact after.

The jury has been weighing Cosby's fate for more than 24 hours over three days.

The case was handed to the jury on Monday evening (12Jun17), and during the third day of deliberations on Wednesday (14Jun17), Pulliam appeared on US breakfast show Today to further discuss her reasons for publicly backing Cosby, who pleaded not guilty to three counts of aggravated indecent assault.

Cosby did not testify as part of his defence, but his alleged victim did, and told the Montgomery County Courthouse her mentor had given her three blue pills, which he alleged were supplements, to help her "relax". Mr. Cosby refused to take the stand, leaving the case to his lawyer Brian McMonagle who said that, at the time, Bill Cosby was unfaithful to his wife but he had not in any way committed a crime because the #Sexual Activities between his client and #Andrea Constand were consensual.

CNN reports that jurors in Bill Cosby's assault trial entered their third day of deliberations today. The panel hasn't had any questions so far Wednesday. She had been present during the first two days of deliberations. Each carries a maximum 10-year prison term, though the counts could be merged at sentencing if he is convicted.

Cosby is accused of drugging and violating a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. They also requested further definition of the third count, which pertains to whether Cosby gave Constand a substance "without [her] knowledge" for the objective of "preventing resistance".

This afternoon, the jury wanted to hear Constand's testimony about the night of the incident.

Bill Cosby has arrived at the courthouse for the second day of jury deliberations in his sexual assault trial.

In late 2014, dozens of women went public with accusations that Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted them over the course of his lengthy comedic career.

Cosby is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault. The comedian said in depositions that he gave her the common allergy drug Benadryl and insisted the encounter was consensual.

Bill Cosby walks from the Montgomery County Courthouse during jury deliberations in his sexual assault trial at in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

Hotel rooms are sold out for miles. They began deliberating Monday evening, continued all day Tuesday and resumed Wednesday morning. They have worked for over six hours Wednesday.

So, Jackson, whose statement was issued to the court on November 20, 2016, permitted Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt to read what the jury may have considered compelling testimony. He's drawn throngs of cameras with his updates on Cosby's mood and assertions that the comedian isn't getting a fair shake.

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