Bill Cosby on trial battling sex allegations will have to wait a little longer to find out his fate as the jury could not reach a verdict after 2 days of deliberations.
Cosby is facing a maximum of 30 years but the judge Steven O’Neill will have wide discretion in the sentencing. If convicted, Cosby would be required to register as a sex offender. The jury requested to hear testimony of a Canadian police officer who took the initial report from Andrea Constand in 2005. The testimony from Durham Regional Police Service officer David Mason was based on notes he took during the police interview. The testimony was read aloud to the jury by the court reporter. He testified that Constand said Cosby gave her three blue pills and that she grew dizzy and passed out. She also told police she had never been alone with Cosby before that night, and that she had gone with him to his home following a dinner with a number of other people at a restaurant.
Constand has since changed her story saying she was invited by Cosby to his home and went alone where she says he assaulted her. She has also claimed that he had made sexual advances toward her on prior occasions. Cosby has stated that he only gave her Benadryl and that sex was consensual.