Bill Cosby Jury Breaks for the Night Without Reaching a Verdict

Deliberations in the comedian’s sexual assault trial will continue into a third day

Last Updated: June 13, 2017 @ 6:58 PM

The jury in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial has broke for the evening without reaching a verdict, meaning deliberations will continue into a third day.

The 12-person panel spent 11 hours in deliberations on Tuesday, with several pauses throughout the day to request testimony and clarification from the court. They had previously spent four hours deliberating on Monday evening.

The jurors, who were selected in Pittsburgh even though the trial took place outside Philadelphia in Norristown, Pennsylvania, will resume on Wednesday at 9 a.m. ET. Cosby is charged with three felony counts of aggravated sexual assault, and faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

Early Tuesday, the jury asked to hear portions of the star’s testimony from a 2005 civil deposition about his sexual encounter with former Temple University employee Andrea Constand, in which he refers to the pills he gave Constand as his “friends.”

Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O’Neill also read portions of the deposition in which Cosby said he claimed he had a prior sexual encounter with Constand. “I go to the area that is between permission and rejection,” Cosby said.

Later in the afternoon, the jury also asked to hear a transcript of testimony from David Mason of Canada’s Durham Regional Police, who had conducted the first police interview with Constand in January 2005. His testimony described the night she said Cosby gave her three pills and touched her genitals. The officer also testified that Constand had said she was never alone with Cosby prior to the incident.

Before the trial wrapped late Monday, Constand testified last week that Cosby drugged and molested her in January 2004 in an encounter that was not consensual. Cosby did not testify on his own behalf, though he has denied any wrongdoing.

In his closing arguments, Cosby attorney Brian McMonagle told the jury that the comic and Constand were involved in a consensual romantic relationship. Prosecutors argued using Cosby’s own words, citing his 2005 deposition, where he admitted to giving Constand pills that she said gave her double vision and “rubbery” legs.