As Cosby trial winds down, closing arguments to begin tomorrow

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby walks with his publicist Andrew Wyatt, during his sexual assault retrial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S. April 23, 2018. REUTERS/Jessica Kourkounis

Judge Steven T. O’Neill asked comedian Bill Cosby, who is standing trial for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand in his Cheltenham home in 2004 if he is going to testify.

“Have you had a chance to speak to counsel about it?” Judge O’Neill asked.

“Yes, your honor. That is correct Your Honor.” Bill Cosby said.

At 1:55 p.m. the defense rested their case.

At approximately 1:50 p.m. Judge O’Neill read the stipulations to jurors about the deposition and other documents being permitted into evidence.

Closing arguments are scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow. The fate of the comedian will be in the hands of 12 jurors from Montgomery County. The previous jury was unable to reach a unanimous decision triggering a mistrial.

“With that said, the evidence in this case is now finished. There is no further evidence.” Judge O’Neill told jurors before dismissing them to enjoy their day.

Stipulations

It is stipulated that designated portions of the transcripts of prior sworn testimony of Andrea Constand dated September 27th, 2005 is authentic.

It is stipulated that the designated portions of prior sworn testimony by Andrea Constand dated September 28th, 2005 is authentic.

It is stipulated that the transcripts of prior sworn testimony by the defendant, William Cosby, dated September 28th, 2005 is authentic.

It is stipulated that the transcripts of prior sworn testimony by the defendant, William Cosby, dated September 29th, 2005 is authentic.

It is stipulated that the transcripts of prior sworn testimony by the defendant, William Cosby, dated March 28th, 2006 is authentic.

It is stipulated that the transcripts of prior sworn testimony by the defendant, William Cosby, dated March 29th, 2006 is authentic.