No Verdict Yet in Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial After Prosecution Hones in on His Own Statements in Closing

June 12, 2017

 

In a powerful closing on Monday afternoon, the prosecution used Bill Cosby‘s own words to try to convince a jury he should be convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004. “Why are we here?” Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, District Attorney Kevin Steele asked jurors as he began his two-hour-and-15-minute closing argument.

“He has told you what he has done, and there are a number of factors we’ll go through in this case to discuss what he did afterward that goes to his consciousness of guilt on what he does,” Steele said, referring to Cosby, 79.

The jury was sent home late Monday night after not reaching a verdict.

The comedian faces three counts of aggravated indecent assault in connection with Constand’s allegations. She claims he sexually assaulted her at his Elkins Park, Pennsylvania, mansion in January 2004.

Cosby has pleaded not guilty to the charges — insisting their sexual contact was consensual — and has denied similar allegations from more than 60 women. Constand, who is gay, says the contact was not consensual. CLICK FOR MORE

 

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