Bill Cosby sexual assault trial: Jury to deliberate for 3rd straight day

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Prosecutor, Kevin Steele, has asked the jury to indict Cosby, weaving in all of the comedian's previous admissions about drugging and sexual preferences, to allude that he has already confessed to the charge of assault.

"You've sent word: You're exhausted", said Judge Steven O'Neill, dismissing the panel until Wednesday morning. Mr. Cosby stated their encounter was consensual and stated he gave her a Benadryl.

In the report, Constand alleged the assault occurred in early January after she was out to dinner with Cosby and others. After several days of graphic testimony, the prosecution rested and the defense began its case June 12 but rested in approximately six minutes after calling one witness, Detective Richard Schaffer.

His wife Camille walked into court with him on Monday, her first appearance at the trial. "They'll take the edge off", Cosby told her, she testified.

She said Cosby gave her three pills and wine before touching her breasts, putting his fingers in her vagina and putting her hand on his erect penis after she sought his advice about moving to Canada and switching careers. For example, she said the assault that occurred at his Cheltenham home was the only time she was ever alone with Cosby.

"What she did took real courage", said Elizabeth Ames, a senior vice president at the Anita Borg Institute, a nonprofit founded to advance women in the technology business. His testimony described the night she said Cosby gave her three pills and touched her genitals.


Bill Cosby leaves at the end of a day of jury deliberations in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, June 13, 2017.

On Tuesday, after the court day wrapped up, the statement from Marguerite Jackson was read, but it was not allowed to be submitted in court, according to CBS News. The statement said that when Constand was at the university, she had told Jackson she had not been sexually assaulted by a well-known personality but could claim she was to win money in a civil suit.

But as the deliberations drag on, noted Toronto defence lawyer Monte MacGregor told the Toronto Sun the lack of a verdict suggests a stalemate in the jury room.

It should be noted that the jury selected for this trial was chosen from a pool of potential jurors in Allegheny County near Pittsburgh, completely across the state from the county in which the case was tried. Constand - an athletic, 6-foot-tall college basketball staffer - said they made her dazed and groggy, and unable to say no or fight back when Cosby went inside her trousers. Constand - an athletic, 6-foot-tall college basketball staffer - said they made her dazed and groggy, and unable to say no or fight back when Cosby went inside her trousers. The investigation initially was undertaken by former District Attorney Bruce L. Castor Jr., who in February 2005 determined there was insufficient and unreliable evidence to prosecute Cosby, who was 67 at the time. "I just wanted to go home". "It wasn't hostile. She didn't push me away, she said stop and I stopped".

Constand testified that she was mistaken and prosecutors called a psychologist who told jurors that victims of sexual violence sometimes have trouble remembering details and engage in seemingly irrational behavior in response to the trauma. "I'll be disappointed, however, it won't change the love", she said.

The defense insisted throughout the trial that Constand hid the fact the two had a romantic relationship before the 2004 encounter when she went to police a year later.

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