With no time limit, Bill Cosby trial’s jury keeps working on verdict

Prosecutors have suggested he might have given her quaaludes. Cosby’s lawyer objected in court Friday to the panel’s repeated requests to review testimony, saying it suggested some jurors were trying to coerce other jurors in an attempt to bring an end to the deadlock. Cosby’s lawyer said he and Constand were lovers sharing a consensual moment of intimacy. “You have a spokesman who is explaining to the media what a mistrial means — at least what he believes a mistrial is,” O’Neill told Cosby in court. “There’s a misperception that there’s a time limit,” said O’Neill, adding he’d let the jurors work as long as they wanted. Cosby trial: Jury in Bill Cosby case reviews deposition testimony
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Cosby testified in a 2006 deposition that he got seven prescriptions for the powerful sedative in the 1970s for the purpose of giving them to women before sex. Cliff Huxtable on the top-rated The Cosby Show in the 1980s and ’90s. Cosby’s lurid decade-old testimony about Canadian accuser read to jury
Prosecutors rest case against Bill Cosby in sexual assault trial

The case has already helped demolish his image as America’s Dad, cultivated during his eight-year run as kindly Dr. If the panel can’t break the deadlock, the judge could declare a hung jury and a mistrial. He has said he gave Benadryl to Constand, 44, before what he insisted was a consensual sexual encounter. (Matt Rourke/Associated Press)

O’Neill has rejected several defense bids for a mistrial, calling out Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt for taking to the courthouse steps and telling reporters that’s how the case should end. The testimony is relevant because Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting Canadian Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home outside Philadelphia in 2004. Thank you to all of my fans and supporters — here in Norristown and worldwide. The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.​​​

© The Associated Press, 2017 in 1982 — when he met Constand in 2002 at Temple University. On Friday, the panel listened again to what Cosby had to say about his use of the now-banned party drug quaaludes. Bill Cosby thanked his fans and supporters on Friday as a jury deliberated sexual assault charges that could send him to prison for the rest of his life, sending a tweet shortly after the panel asked to review his devastating testimony about giving drugs to women he wanted to have sex with. In that case, prosecutors would get four months to decide whether they want to retry the TV star or drop the charges. It was the first Twitter message from Cosby in more than a week and came as jurors spent a fifth day in talks, trying to break an impasse that has raised the possibility of a mistrial for the 79-year-old TV star. “They were here!” said Brian McMonagle, exasperated. Cosby trial: Jurors deadlocked after deliberations; judge says keep trying
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Judge Steven O’Neill said he saw no evidence of coercion or trouble in the deliberating room after the jurors reported their deadlock on Thursday after 30 hours of deliberations and he instructed them to keep trying for a verdict. Cosby faces 3 charges of indecent assault
Cosby, who gave the deposition as part of Constand’s civil lawsuit against him, said in 2006 he never took quaaludes himself, preferring to keep it on hand for social situations. The panel has been working for more than 40 hours since getting the case on Monday. But he said he no longer had the quaaludes — a highly popular party drug in the 1970s that was banned in the U.S. Jury must come to unanimous decision
Dozens of women have come forward to say Cosby had drugged and assaulted them, but this was the only case to result in criminal charges. The jury must come to a unanimous decision to convict or acquit. “When you got the quaaludes, was it in your mind that you were going to use these quaaludes for young women that you wanted to have sex with?” Cosby was asked. Cosby approved of mistrial requests
Jurors also asked for the definition of “reasonable doubt” on Friday, a day after telling the judge they were deadlocked on all charges and the judge instructed them to keep trying for a verdict.