Legal experts say the sentence for each count should run concurrently under Pennsylvania law since they all cover the same incident and conduct.
"Drugging somebody and putting them in a position where you can do what you want with them is not romantic".
After the prosecution took five days to outline its side, the defense case consisted of just one witness, a detective, and six minutes of testimony earlier in the day. One other accuser, Kelly Johnson, testified in the trial as prosecutors sought to establish that Cosby had a pattern of assault. Then the other women started coming forward.
Each of the three counts carries a standard sentence range of 5 to 10 years in prison, but that doesn't mean Cosby could be facing up to 30 years.
The black comedian once known as America's Dad for his portrayal of kindly Dr. Cliff Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" suggested recently that race could have played a role in the case against him.
McMonagle, in his closing argument, tried to sow doubt about Constand's story, saying it had evolved during her interviews with police.
"This isn't talking to a trustee". "Why are we running from the truth of this case this relationship? Why?"
Among those listening was Cosby's 73-year-old wife of half a century and business manager, Camille, who came to the courtroom for the first time on Monday. She sat in the front row, across the aisle from Constand, who didn't react to McMonagle's two-hour closing but smiled at the end of it. He said he gave her over-the-counter Benadryl and said they had previously had a romantic encounter. Andrea Constand says Cosby gave her pills that made her paralyzed and unable to fight him off as he groped her breast and genitals.
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After prosecutors declined to charge Cosby in 2005, Constand sued him and settled out of court for an undisclosed sum. However, she testified that she had been alone in a hotel room with Cosby beforehand, and that there were 72 calls between the two afterward. His deposition was sealed for years until a judge released parts in 2015 at the request of The Associated Press, prompting a new set of prosecutors to take a fresh look at the case and charge him.
McMonagle told the jury that Cosby's freedom is at stake now, not just his finances. "We're talking about all the man's tomorrows", he said.
Yes. If he is convicted, prosecutors say, Cosby would also have to register as a sex offender and face an assessment to determine if he is a sexually violent predator.
"All the fancy lawyering you have can't get you around your own words", District Attorney Kevin Steele said.
In the civil deposition, he admitted that he had previously obtained prescriptions for Quaaludes, a powerful sedative, with the intention of giving the drugs to women with whom he wanted to have sex. Prosecutors have suggested he drugged her with something stronger - perhaps quaaludes.
The Associated Press does not typically identify people who say they are victims of sexual assault unless they grant permission, which Constand has done.
Jurors will reconvene Tuesday morning after deliberating for four hours Monday night.
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