Jury in Cosby’s sexual assault trial resume deliberations

The US jury on the sexual assault allegations against comedy icon, Bill Cosby resumed deliberations on Tuesday.

Cosby has been accused of assaulting a women in his Philadelphia home 13 years ago.

Each charge in the three-count charges against him is punishable by up to 10 years in jail and a $25,000 fine, which could see the actor spend the rest of his life in prison if found guilty.

The 12-member jury, havefailed to reach a verdict on Monday.

On Tuesday, jurors returned to court asking to hear again from Cosby’s original deposition in the case from 2005.

The seven-man, five-woman panel subsequently returned to the deliberation room at around 10 am (1400 GMT) at Montgomery County Court in Norristown, Pennsylvania.  

The jury deliberated for four hours over dinner and past nightfall Monday, before being sent back to their hotel after failing to reach a verdict.

In closing statements, the prosecution portrayed the actor as a sexual predator who deliberately drugged 44-year-old Canadian Andrea Constand so she would be unable to resist his assault in January 2004.

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