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Cosby Defense Team Calls One Witness, Rests Its Case

Jun 12, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Testimony in the criminal indecent assault trial of fallen TV icon Bill Cosby came to a sudden end today in Pennsylvania, after Cosby’s defense team called just one witness.

Cosby himself opted not to testify in the case, in which he is accused of drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.

“In a sworn statement without the jury present, Cosby told Judge Steven O’Neill that he did not plan to testify in his own defense,” CNN reports.

Police Detective Richard Schaffer, who also testified as part of the prosecution’s case, was the only witness called by the defense.

“In a fiery closing statement, defense attorney Brian McMonagle urged jurors to acquit Cosby, saying that Constand had changed her story after speaking with attorneys who specialize in sexual assault cases,” CNN reports.

Jury deliberation is expected to begin as soon as this afternoon.

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