As deliberations in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial continue into a fourth day Thursday, nerves are frayed, patience is shot and no one is certain when it will all end.
Some jurors appeared angry, the judge sounded exasperated and accuser Andrea Constand’s mother broke down in tears Wednesday.
The sequestered jury has been at it for more than 27 hours since getting the case Monday, pausing a half-dozen times to revisit key evidence, including Cosby’s decade-old admissions that he fondled Constand after giving her pills.
Judge Steven O’Neill seemed vexed at times as the court staff struggled to answer the jury’s requests. One batch of requested testimony hadn’t even been transcribed yet.
But when jurors asked to stop for the day Wednesday night, O’Neill was effusive with praise – encouraging their diligence as they weigh charges that could put the 79-year-old Cosby in prison for the rest of his life.
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