Bill Cosby sex case jury to resume deliberations

But his fate rests on the allegations of just one, 44-year-old Andrea Constand, who alleges that he drugged and sexually assaulted her at his Philadelphia mansion in January 2004.

The comedian could face up to a decade in prison if convicted.

The fast-moving case went to the jury on Day 6 of the trial after closing arguments gave differing portrayals of what happened between Cosby and Constand. He says the encounter was consensual. "This is talking to a lover", McMonagle said, accusing Constand of trying to use Cosby's name for financial gain.

"Drugging somebody and putting them in a position where you can do what you want with them is not romantic".

"You ingratiated yourself into this young woman's life", Montgomery County district attorney Kevin Steele said of Cosby.

He said Constand told police in her first interview that she had never been alone with Cosby before the alleged attack, but later admitted she had spent time alone with him at his home and at a CT casino resort. "I have three friends for you to make you relax".

Jurors started their deliberations late Monday after the defence earlier in the day wrapped up its case in a breathtaking six minutes - calling just one witness in Cosby's sex ssault trial.

In Cosby's case, that means the more than 60 other women who have accused him of assaults dating to the 1960s. The jury includes two black members. She was conspicuously absent last week, as Cosby was escorted by various fellow on-screen co-stars from his Hollywood days.

As jurors watched Steele closely, Cosby faced forward away from the prosecutor and the jury. A lawyer on the case recalled her startling account of being drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby, but his notes revealed a glaring discrepancy in the account.

"A strong judge and a skilled defense lawyer can effectively neutralize that prejudice with strict instructions", Bailey said over Eggs Benedict.

Camille Cosby - the entertainer's wife of more than 50 years - drew stares because she was in the courthouse after a week of conspicuous absence.

The closing arguments came about quickly Monday after the defense began and closed its case in one morning.

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She sat across the aisle from Constand.

She sued Cosby after prosecutors in 2005 declined to press charges.

Phone records showed she made no such call in January, he said, and instead show she only called Cosby's phone numbers in NY. That tape was played in court, and Cosby is heard to say he would pay for graduate school for Andrea. Last week, prosecutors called 12 witnesses over the course of five days.

"This isn't talking to a trustee".

The former TV icon is facing more than 10-years behind bars if found guilty by a jury for three felony charges of second-degree aggravated indecent assault against the then Temple University employee.

During closing, McMonagle repeated to the jurors that Cosby's life is in their hands. "This is not a civil case about money, money, money".

"You know why we're here", McMonagle said scornfully.

McMonagle highlighted inconsistencies from Constand, who initially gave different dates for the alleged assault and varied details about events before and after. Ms. Constand testified she became. She says they left her semi-conscious.

Only one other accuser, Kelly Johnson, who formerly worked for Cosby's agent, was allowed to testify for the prosecution last week; she said Cosby drugged her and assaulted her in a hotel bungalow in Los Angeles in 1996. His deposition was sealed for years until a judge released parts in 2015 at the request of The Associated Press, prompting a new set of prosecutors to take a fresh look at the case. Steele also reminded jurors that Cosby had admitted to giving quaaludes, a powerful now-illegal sedative, to women with whom he wanted to have sex.

"This is where all the fancy lawyering can't get you around your own words", he said.

He also said he gave Constand three half-tablets of the cold and allergy medicine Benadryl before the "petting" began.

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