Jury Still Deliberating On Verdict In Bill Cosby Trial
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Jun 25, 2017,
Jun 25, 2017, 21:01
Cosby is charged with three felony counts of aggravated sexual assault, and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted. The jury is set to reconvene after deliberating for four hours Monday night.
For the second time in their deliberations, the jurors asked to revisit a portion of the deposition in which the comedian talked about giving Constand "three friends".
Pulliam has said that she will accept the outcome of the trial, which is now in the hands of the jury, but she could not say whether a guilty verdict would change her opinion of Cosby. The defense started and ended its case Monday with six minutes of repeat testimony from a Cheltenham detective.
Cosby, 79, has pleaded not guilty to drugging and molesting Andrea Constand at his Pennsylvania home in 2004.
In one of the biggest USA celebrity trials in years, a guilty verdict could see the judge sentence Cosby up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine on each count.
Andrea, who is now 44 years of age, gave her testimony last week saying that she was drugged by Bill and, then, penetrated by him using his fingers against her will. See what she had to say in the video above. But you don't have to support them.
"I told her to take it", Cosby testified in 2005.
The defense's case followed a riveting week from the prosecution which saw Ms. Constand take the stand. She reported him to human resources, but was told he would get a lecture and no further punishment because he was a "high performer", she wrote.
Constand says she was drugged during the encounter, which involved digital penetration.
She woke up on the couch early in the morning with her clothes disheveled, she said.
"He knew exactly what was going to happen and that was part of the plan", said Steele.
Cosby lowered and shook his head in the courtroom as she spoke.
During an interview 12 years ago in NY at Cosby's lawyers' office, the comedian told Sargent Schaffer and two other investigators that he and Ms. Constand never experienced penetration. Prosecutors rejected filing a case against Cosby based on Goins' allegations, which they said investigators could not corroborate.
Late Tuesday afternoon, they requested a readback of Constand's initial report to police in Canada in January 2005. However, she testified that she had been alone in a hotel room with Cosby beforehand, and that there were 72 calls between the two afterward.
According to a report from Philadelphia magazine, convicting Cosby for sexual assault would be very hard since there is no physical evidence that could link him to the crime. "Maybe her orgasm helped a little". Wyatt added that Cosby is "doing good, his spirits are up, and we believe this jury is highly intelligent". "I just thought about it, 'How would I want to be treated if, God forbid, I was in that situation?'" "It was a lot of confusion putting a lot of dates together". The actress' conversation on Today regarding the Bill Cosby rape trial can be viewed below. "Under questioning from Constand's lawyer taking the deposition, Cosby said: "No, I didn't say 'Go to sleep.'" Why are you putting words in my mouth?"
For now, the 38-year-old is not thinking about the possibility that Cosby could be found guilty, saying she'll "cross that bridge when I come to it".
Wyatt said Cosby's spirits were up and he had confidence in the jury. "Yet, she told police initially that she had not tried to contact him".
The judge has declined to offer the definition, leaving the jury with what they have - the charge as it is written.
Constand initially settled the case with a civil suit in 2006, but it was re-opened in 2015 when new evidence apparently came to light.
His defense have stood on the premise that Constand, like many others, desired Cosby for "a relationship", absolving his client of any intent to rape.
"This is where the real show is, huh?" one man said as he strolled along Swede Street and took in the scene.
His wife Camille walked into court with him on Monday, her first appearance at the trial.