Cosby jury hunkers down for 3rd day in sex assault case


Deliberations have worn on for about 16 hours since the jury got the case on Monday night.

Pulliam also provided a glimpse into Cosby's state of mind as the jury enters their third day of deliberations.

The 79-year-old comedian is charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault - each punishable by 10 years in prison - for allegedly drugging and molesting former Temple University employee Andrea Constand in January 2004 at his mansion in Elkins Park, Pennsylvania. Camille, Cosby's wife was also present in the courtroom for the first time since the trial began.

The jury deliberated for four hours Monday night before retreating back to the hotel where they have been sequestered since the start of the trial. "How would I want to be treated if, God forbid, I was in that situation". Bill Cosby, left, accompanied by Andrew Wyatt, walks to the courtroom for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa. Mr. Cosby told the judge he would not testify in his defense.

Though dozens of women have accused Cosby of sexual misconduct, only Constand's accusations led to criminal charges. He has pleaded not guilty in the Constand case and has repeatedly denied allegations of wrongdoing and of coercing any of his accusers.

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She said that she will accept whatever verdict the jury delivers.

The defense's case followed a riveting week from the prosecution which saw Ms. Constand take the stand.

Jurors had asked to hear parts of Cosby's damaging decade-old deposition testimony about pills and sex and testimony about Constand's first police report.

But Pulliam made it clear her approach to the Cosby scandal doesn't mean she condones any kind of sexual assault.

Besides Constand, the fourth day of the trial on Friday, June 9, was attended by two other Cosby accusers, Victoria Valantino and Linda Kirkpatrick.

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Jurors have spent a total of about 16 hours over two days discussing the case and going over evidence with the judge. The sequestered jury has returned to the courtroom four times with questions during their deliberation.

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. Cosby replied: "Because they might help take some of the stress and tension away".

"I'm going to have to cross that bridge when I come to it", she said.

Jurors did hear Cosby's side of the story - but not in his voice. They also requested further definition of the third count, which pertains to whether Cosby gave her a substance "without [her] knowledge" for the objective of "preventing resistance". Some 60 women have come forward accusing Mr. Cosby of sexually violating them, but the statute of limitations for prosecution had run out in almost every case.

Jurors appeared exhausted and spent when they chose to call it quits late Tuesday after about 16 hours of deliberations.

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