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Cosby jury sent home after 4 hour meeting

Cosby jury sent home after 4 hour meeting”

Steele said the key facts were not contested during the trial, and have remained consistent in Constand's various statements over time: Cosby got to know her and became a mentor; one night in 2004 he gave her pills at his Cheltenham home and they had a sexual encounter.

For Steele, the Montgomery County district attorney, McMonagle's most rattling win may have been the 2014 rape case.

Jurors were expected to hear closing arguments and could get the case in the afternoon. Last week, police detectives read aloud his statements to police in 2005 and in his civil deposition in 2006 responding to the allegations.

Judge Steven T. O'Neill turned it over to the 12-member jury to decide whether Mr Cosby is guilty of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, each punishable by 10 years in prison.

Sixty women have accused Cosby of drugging them, sexually assaulting them, or both. Cosby also faces up to $25,000 in fines if convicted, and would have to register as a sex offender. The jury went home around 9:30 p.m. ET Monday without reaching a verdict.

Bill Cosby's wife Camille Cosby resurfaced and joined the comedian ahead of the defense case in his sexual assault trial on Monday morning, June 12.

The witness, Richard Schaffer, had been called to the stand for the prosecution as well, but gave new information at the defense's line of questioning.

With Cosby's wife of 53 years, Camille, looking on in the courtroom for the first time in the 6-day-old trial, the TV star ended the suspense by telling a judge that he had decided not to take the stand after talking it over with his lawyers.

Q: Did you tell her they were Benadryl?

Q: Did you tell Andrea what they were? Never, was she incapacitated, he told the jurors, who were listening attentively. Topping it all off was the obligatory gesture towards pop-cultural relevancy with "This is all the media's fault", as McMonagle gestured around the courtroom at the reporters and Cosby accusers sitting in the audience while banging the back of his chair and repeating, "banging the drum, banging the drum".

They told the judge they wanted the "full context" of Cosby's testimony about the pills he gave to Ms Constand, which he had described to her as "friends".

In the civil deposition, he admitted that he had previously obtained prescriptions for Quaaludes, a powerful sedative, with the intention of giving the drugs to women with whom he wanted to have sex. Cosby says they enjoyed a mutual "petting" session.

The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.

"McMonagle focused on Constand's shifting story, pointing out that she changed her estimate of when the alleged assault occurred several times in speaking with police in 2005".

Andrea Constand took the witness stand on behalf of Bill Cosby's prosecutors last week. She testified that nothing romantic happened in the hotel room, and that she made those phone calls as part of her job at Temple. "This is talking to a lover", McMonagle said of one 49-minute call. The jury could begin deliberations by Monday evening.

Constand said that she was "mistaken" when she made those statements to police. However, Andrea Constand's allegations are the only ones to result in criminal charges against the formerly beloved star of The Cosby Show. He says he gives her drugs.

In his two-hour final pitch to jurors, McMonagle painted Constand as a liar who badly damaged her credibility with conflicting statements to police when she first came forward in 2005.

Bill Cosby leaves a Montgomery County courthouse in July 2016 after his request for dismissal of charges was denied. His daughters have not done so. Wyatt said on Friday that Camille Cosby continued to support him, despite the accusations of assault from dozens of women.

Citing a settlement between Cosby and Kelly Johnson, a former William Morris assistant who accused the comedian of drugging and sexually assaulting her in 1996, Steele said that Cosby has a history of trying to cover up his assaults.



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