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Checking in on the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial as jury enters second day of deliberations

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Actor Bill Cosby (R) returns to the courtroom after lunch break in his trial on sexual assault charges at the Montgomery County Courthouse on June 8, 2017 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Pool/Getty Images

Jurors in the Bill Cosby sexual assault trial entered their second day of deliberations today.

The group reviewed more than a dozen passages from a deposition Cosby gave more than a decade ago. They heard excerpts covering a wide range of topics, from Cosby's first meeting with Andrea Constand to the night in 2004 she says he drugged and violated her.

Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting Constand, 44. His lawyer has said they were lovers sharing a consensual sexual encounter.

Cosby testified under oath more than a decade ago as part of Constand's civil suit against him. The 79-year-old entertainer did not take the stand at his trial, but prosecutors used his deposition testimony as evidence.

Constand testified for more than seven hours last week. If convicted, Cosby could spend the rest of his life in prison.

With files from the Associated Press.


Bobby Allyn, reporter for NPR member station WHYY in Philadelphia who has been following the trial; he is outside of the courthouse in Norristown, PA; he tweets @BobbyAllyn

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