Jury deliberates third day in Cosby sex assault trial

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Giugno 20, 2017

Cosby has denied all of the accusations, saying any sex with the women was consensual.

The judge praised them for being remarkably conscientious as they consider three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault that could put Cosby in prison for the rest of his life.

As for Cosby's state of mind as the jury deliberates the verdict, Keshia revealed, "My interactions with him, he's been in good spirits".

Before he sent them back to the hotel (where the Pittsburgh-based jurors are being sequestered) around 9:30 p.m. ET, on Tuesday, O'Neill commiserated with them about their fatigue. They began deliberating Monday evening, continued all day Tuesday and resumed Wednesday morning. They are still ongoing at this time.

Jurors have asked five questions so far during their deliberations.

Jurors Wednesday asked for testimony about a Cheltenham detective's interview with Cosby in early 2005.

Constand testified last week that Cosby gave her a substance that incapacitated her and then he sexually assaulted her.

Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam has refused to turn her back on Bill Cosby, the man who made her a household name and is, incidentally, now awaiting the verdict of his near career-damaging rape trial. Each carries a maximum 10-year term, though the counts could be merged at sentencing if he is convicted.

But the allegations lodged by 44-year-old Canadian Andrea Constand about an encounter in January 2004 are the only criminal case brought against him. One other accuser, Kelly Johnson, testified that she was drugged and assaulted in 1996 as prosecutors sought to establish that Cosby had a pattern of assault.

Cosby attained his greatest fame for his role as Cliff Huxtable, a benevolent father and affable obstetrician on "The Cosby Show" from 1984 to 1992. She believes he gave her something stronger than Benadryl on the night she says he molested her. "I'll be disappointed, however, it won't change the love", the actress relayed.

After taking the pills, Constand said, she had trouble talking and difficulty moving and was suffering double vision, before briefly losing consciousness.

"Yes, he has been unfaithful but if she is willing to forgive him, that's between him and his wife". They are looking at the facts and evidence regarding 'consent, ' and they were reviewing the deposition section regarding the manner in which the defendant Cosby used drugs to deal with women.

The first prosecutor to review the case in 2005 passed on it. District Attorney Kevin Steele reversed course a decade later, after more women accused Cosby of sexual misconduct and the public release of his startling deposition in which he spoke about a string of liaisons with young women over the course of 50 years.

"I was mistaken", she said. Bill Cosby let out a huge yawn.

But he said he no longer had them when he met Constand in 2002 at Temple University.

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