Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial: Jury Deliberates for Third Day

Bill Cosby gives a thumbs up as he arrives at his sexual assault trial for another day of jury deliberations at the Montgomery County Courthouse Wednesday

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The panel of seven men and five women has worked behind closed doors for more than 17 hours, asking four times to review testimony from both the comedian and his accuser and seeking clarification on a charge at one point. "You are doing an incredible job, showing fidelity to your oath".

Steven T. O'Neill, the Montgomery County judge overseeing the case, has pushed the jury hard, bringing them to the courthouse before 9 am, and keeping them working well past dark on the first two nights of deliberation.

Deliberations continued on Tuesday, and as Cosby awaits to hear the verdict, he is staying positive.

Cosby faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault for allegedly drugging and abusing Temple University employee Andrea Constand at his home in 2004.

In one of the biggest U.S. celebrity trials in years, a guilty verdict could see the judge sentence Cosby up to 10 years in prison and a $25,000 fine on each count.

The jurors have asked the judge to reread Cosby's decade-old comments about his relationship with Constand and have revisited the testimony of a Canadian officer who took the initial police report from Constand in 2005. The question marked the sixth time the jury asked a question to the judge.

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The media presence has ballooned as the verdict seems near. "They may send out notice to the judge that they are deadlocked and can not reach a decision on one, some or all of the charges", said Fitzpatrick. "I just felt like I wanted to do what I would have wanted to receive". Cosby's own testimony from that civil trial is being used in the current criminal trial. The charges were lodged against Cosby on December 30, 2015, before the 12-year statute of limitations to file charges expired. "They'll take the edge off", Cosby told her, she testified.

While Cosby's wife of 53 years, Camille, has stood by him, she has largely stayed away from court and his celebrity friends have mostly deserted him. McMonagle said that evidence suggested Constand was talking to a "lover".

Cosby, once known as America's Dad for his portrayal of kindly Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show", told police he left Constand to sleep on the couch after their "romantic interlude" while he moved upstairs to his bedroom. That same day, the jury asked to hear read-backs of police testimony about Cosby's 2005 interview with police at his attorney's NY law office.

Bill Cosby flashed a thumbs-up sign as he arrived for the second full day of marathon deliberations by the jury in his sexual assault trial.

Despite stating that the 79-year-old entertainer still had confidence in the jury and remained hopeful about its decision, the spokesman made clear his assertion would be part of an appeal if Cosby is convicted of drugging and assaulting Constand in 2004. The comedian acknowledged groping Andrea Constand after giving her pills.

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