Jury questions posed during Bill Cosby's sex assault trial

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Bill Cosby walks through the Montgomery County Courthouse during jury deliberations in his sexual assault trial in Norristown, Pa., Wednesday, June 14, 2017.

He did not take the stand in his sexual assault trial.

Bill Cosby has arrived for the fourth day of jury deliberations in his sexual assault trial.

The jury deciding whether Bill Cosby sexually assaulted a former acquaintance is deadlocked, but Montgomery County Judge Steven T. O'Neill has denied a motion for a mistrial and has sent the jury back for further deliberation. Despite the deadlock, the judge instructed the jurors to continue their deliberations to see if they could work out their differences and deliver a verdict.

As evening fell, the panel of seven men and five women was still at it, poised for another marathon session in a case that has already helped torpedo Cosby's career and nice-guy reputation.

The sequestered jury has been working late into the night since getting the case Monday, pausing a half-dozen times to revisit key evidence, including Cosby's decade-old admissions that he fondled Andrea Constand after giving her pills. Constand - an athletic, 6-foot-tall college basketball staffer - said they made her dazed and groggy, and unable to say no or fight back when Cosby went inside her trousers. Constand, who is gay, says the contact was not consensual.

The charges stem from a 2004 sexual encounter with Constand.

Question 6: Can we hear the Richard Schaffer testimony about his talk with Mr. Cosby? "And that's created this doubt".

And the spokesman took a shot at district attorney Kevin Steele, saying that the prosecutor had used the case as "catapult for his ambitions".

Several of the accusers have been in court all week awaiting a verdict, including the woman at the centre of the trial, Andrea Constand. The video is inscribed with the words, "Always follow through". Cosby did not testify. But the atmosphere remained calm, with accusers and supporters even holding hands at times.

The jury said Thursday it's deadlocked on charges that Cosby drugged and violated a woman at his home in 2004.

Gomez said, "The longer a jury takes to reach a decision, the more there is the possibility that they will be a hung jury, or that they will compromise to come to their verdict".

Bradford Cohen, a Florida criminal defense attorney, said lengthy deliberations are common during highly technical cases with numerous counts and defendants as well as copious amounts of evidence.

Q: What happens to Cosby if there's a hung jury?

"It doesn't surprise me that this jury is split".

The prosecution spent a week presenting its case, and the defense less than a day.

Jurors deliberated into the night Tuesday, going outside for some fresh air after 8 p.m. One, more upbeat, nodded along.

Ms Constand and her mother were in court for the announcement from the jurors.

He faces a maximum of 10 years in prison.

The trial marks a crushing fall from grace for an entertainer for decades loved by millions as "America's Dad" for his seminal role as a lovable father and obstetrician on hit TV series "The Cosby Show".

"Can you find 12 people who will agree?"

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