Bill Cosby trial: Jury tests patience of judge as deliberations continue

An hour after resuming their deliberations, the jury began sending a string of questions to the judge.

The judge then read to the jury the definition of "reasonable doubt". She says the incident happened at Cosby's home near Philadelphia in January 2004. He adds "tonight, just rest".

The testimony is relevant because Cosby is charged with giving pills to Constand, a former Temple University employee, to incapacitate her before their sexual encounter.

Cosby's lawyer said he and Constand were lovers sharing a consensual moment of intimacy.

Bill Cosby's defense team is asking again for a mistrial, more than 50 hours into jury deliberations in his suburban Philadelphia sexual assault case.

Cosby's defense has argued that the calls show Constand was not behaving like a victim of sexual assault. It was the sixth request for a mistrial made by McMonagle.

Both Andrea and Gianna sat in the front row of the gallery on Friday, in view of the jury, as the stenographer read-back the testimony.

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The comedian is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.

Earlier on Friday, the jurors reviewed portions of the sworn depositions Cosby gave during Constand's civil lawsuit in 2005 and 2006, when he described the night in question.

Just before lunch Friday, the jury sent yet another question looking to rehear testimony.

They also asked for clarity around the language of count three, which pertains to whether Cosby administered "drugs, intoxicants or other means for the objective of preventing resistance" without Constand's knowledge, as well as clarification about Constand's testimony about the alleged attack and read-backs of police testimony about Cosby's 2005 interview with police. The judge told them they had to rely on their collective memory.

Morelli also said that, in Cosby's case, a mistrial could be tantamount to an acquittal due to the length of time it takes to redo a trial of this nature - particularly if Constand chooses not to go through the long trial process again.

The jury deliberating Bill Cosby's fate at his Pennsylvania sexual assault trial is reviewing testimony from his accuser's mother about a phone conversation she had with the TV star after the sexual encounter.

Count 1 alleges that Cosby didn't have consent when he penetrated Constand's genitals with his fingers.

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Andrea Constand was the prosecution's key witness, telling jurors that Cosby gave her three unidentified pills before taking advantage when she was disoriented to sexually assault her.

The deadlocked USA jury battling to reach a verdict in Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial asked the judge today to define "reasonable doubt" and again asked to hear from the fallen star's testimony.

Judge O'Neill has indicated he'll let the members of the jury deliberate as long as they need to in order to reach a verdict.

Cosby's intention was "to get to spend time with her, to get to know her, to have relations with her", the documents state.

The judge also appeared angered by what he called a public misperception that there was a time limit on deliberations, which he suggested was fuelled by statements from Cosby's spokesman, Andrew Wyatt, on Thursday night urging O'Neill to end the trial.

The jury asked the court to define the phrase "without her knowledge" in the third count of the aggravated indecent assault charge against Cosby.

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