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Jurors asked more than a dozen questions

Published:Sunday | June 18, 2017 | 6:00 AM
Cosby

During more than 52 hours of deliberations, jurors in Bill Cosby's indecent assault trial asked more than one dozen questions before telling the judge they were unable to reach a verdict.

Three of the questions were requests to review what Cosby said and another two were about the testimony of his accuser, Andrea Constand.

The jurors also asked the court to define a phrase in one of the charges, to define "reasonable doubt" and to rehear what a detective testified to about Cosby's interview with police in 2005.

Cosby is accused of drugging and assaulting Constand, who was the director of operations for Temple University's women's basketball team in January 2004, when she says the incident happened at Cosby's home near Philadelphia.

The comedian was facing three charges of aggravated indecent assault. If found guilty he could have faced up to 10 years in prison on each charge.

When the trial started June 5, the jury of seven men and five women were bussed in from Allegheny County near Pittsburgh and have since been sequestered in a hotel.