Growing frenzy outside court as Cosby deliberations wear on

Growing frenzy outside court as Cosby deliberations wear on

He said that Judge Steven T. O'Neill would not let the defense call Jackson to the witness stand, but did not detail the reason why.

"I went day by day to see if her Nextel call happened", McMonagle said. "She did not stop me".

Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison on each of the three counts, but they could be merged for sentencing purposes.

Seven women are suing Cosby for defamation in separate lawsuits pending in MA, where Cosby has a home in Shelburne Falls.

Around 60 women came forward to publicly accuse Cosby in recent years of being a serial sexual predator alleging that he drugged and assaulted them over a span of 40 years in cities across the United States.

The defense had tried repeatedly since Cosby's December 30, 2015, arrest to have the case shut down, saying the charges were filed too late and the accusers were after money. She reported him to human resources, but was told he would get a lecture but no further punishment because he was a "high performer", she wrote.

Allred said she hoped a decision would come soon because later in the week she was set to testify before Congress on sexual-assault statute of limitation laws. The 79-year-old entertainer did not take the stand at his trial, but prosecutors used his deposition testimony as evidence. It hit me. The question [posed to Constand by investigators] was what did you do when you reached the entrance of Cosby's house. Constand claimed Cosby placed her on a couch, touched her breasts, forced her to touch his penis and performed digital penetration all without her consent.

They asked the judge to repeat two different parts of Cosby's statements to authorities, asked the court to define the phrase "without her knowledge" in one of the charges, and asked to hear repeat testimony from the Canadian detective who interviewed Constand, according to CNN.

In his closing argument on Monday, Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele said Cosby's words incriminated him, noting that the defendant apologised to Constand and her mother and offered to pay for Constand's schooling after her mother confronted him. The allegation by Constand, a former athletic administrator at Cosby's alma mater, Temple University, is the only one not too old to be the subject of criminal prosecution.

This marks Day Two of deliberations and the seventh day this jury has been away from their homes in Pittsburg as they've been sequestered from the real-world throughout the trial.

Both Constand, now 44, and Cosby agree the performer gave her pills on the night in question.

William Henry Cosby Jr., as his name appeared on charging documents, faced three counts of aggravated indecent assault in connection with his alleged contact with Constand.

While prosecutors did not specifically identify what they believed Cosby gave to Constand, with the evidence presented to the jury, they suggested it could have been Quaaludes or Benadryl.

Defence attorney Brian McMonagle told jurors on Monday that Cosby was guilty of adultery but not sexual assault. The case brought by his defense, for what it was, lasted six minutes and featured a single witness, a detective.

The final question jurors posed to the court related to Constand's police report filed in Durham, Canada.

Constand initially settled the case with a civil suit in 2006, having waited a year to report the alleged assault to the police. The testimony, unsealed in 2015 at the request of The Associated Press, wasn't pretty coming from the beloved TV dad. On an unspecified date, she said, the women saw a news story about a famous man accused of drugging and sexually assaulting women.

"We're here because of them", he said, pointing to the benches of reporters covering the trial.

And all along, they said Constand was a willing romantic partner.

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