Trial for Cosby, ‘America’s Dad,’ enters Father’s Day weekend

June 17, 2017 GMT

By Staff

In five days of deliberations, the jury deciding whether to convict or acquit Bill Cosby for an alleged 2004 sexual assault has eaten nine meals together locked in a Norristown conference room, returned to the courtroom 12 times with questions, prompted six defense calls for a mistrial with their lengthy debate and spent more than 52 hours in talks behind closed doors.

And the trial entered Father’s Day weekend, the panel of seven men and five women returned Saturday morning amid no signs they were any closer to a verdict for the celebrity once known as “America’s Dad.” It was unclear if they had resumed deliberations at 9 a.m., as scheduled. A few minutes before 10, the lawyers and reporters were called to the courtroom.

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