Bill Cosby Jury Has Lots Of Questions As Day 2 Of Deliberations Ends

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Bill Cosby Jury Has Lots Of Questions As Day 2 Of Deliberations Ends

ill Cosby walks to the courtroom for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, Pool)

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The first full day of deliberations by the jury today in Bill Cosby’s criminal trial for the 2004 rape of Andrea Constand saw several inquiries but ultimately no verdict.

Having started around 9 AM ET this morning in the Norristown, PA, courthouse, the sequestered jury of seven men and five women have concluded for the day their pondering of the three felony charges of second-degree aggravated indecent assault Cosby faces. If found guilty of the alleged drugging and sexual assault of the then-Temple University employee at his Philadelphia-area mansion, the 79-year-old could face more than 10 years behind bars.

While admitting in a 2005 deposition he gave Constand several blue Benadryl pills that night in January 2004, Cosby has always said the incident was consensual.

Tuesday’s deliberations follow the approximately four hours the jury spent weighing the case Monday after the defense wrapped and Judge Steven O’Neill provided instructions at the end of the weeklong trial that started June 5. Although the jury was behind closed doors for most of today, they did come out with three questions —  adding to their one inquiry of Monday.

Right off the bat Tuesday, jurors wanted to look over statements Constand made to police in 2005. O’Neill also read to them for about 45 minutes from Cosby’s 2005 deposition in Constand’s civil case again,  from the portions that focused on that night more than 13 years ago and the sequence of events. Obviously there is a bit of tea-leaves-reading here, but it does seem like the jurors are focusing on potential inconsistencies in…Read More

Lakeem Khodra
Lakeem Khodra
News Writer/Contributor at Tyranny News @lakeemk

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