NORRISTOWN, Pa. (CBS/AP) —The jury in Bill Cosby’s sex assault trial is going home for the night after failing to reach a verdict on the third day of deliberations.
The panel decided to stop Wednesday night after revisiting a police interview where the comedian acknowledged giving accuser Andrea Constand pills and fondling her.
Jurors have deliberated for nearly 30 hours as they consider allegations that the 79-year-old entertainer drugged and molested Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his gated estate near Philadelphia in 2004.
On Wednesday afternoon, the jury requested the court reread excerpts of Andrea Constand’s testimony about the night when she said Cosby drugged and sexually assaulted her.
Later Wednesday, the jury asked for transcripts on how Constand first reported the alleged assault to police.
Some jurors have appeared frustrated when returning to the courtroom where the eight-day trial has taken place.
“They’ve been here a long time. I’m sure they would like to reach a verdict. I hope they do, and I hope it’s today, but I don’t know if that will happen,” said high-profile attorney Gloria Allred, who represents some of Cosby’s accusers.
Constand, 44, who spent seven hours on the stand last week, was in the gallery as the jury scrutinized her story.
She testified that Cosby gave her pills that left her woozy, helped her to a couch and then violated her while she was passed out, unable to say no or fight his advances.
The jury had previously reviewed Cosby’s version of events, contained in a…Read More & View Video