Bill Cosby convicted of sexual assault

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His first case ended in a mistrial last June.

The 80-year-old faces a maximum of 10 years in prison for each charge. Steele told the judge he wanted the bail increased because Cosby was a flight risk, at which point Cosby yelled at Steele, "He doesn't have a plane you a**hole!"

Cosby maintained he gave Constand the chilly drugs Benadryl and that she consented to a sexual encounter.

The alternate jurors are being kept away from the main panel of seven men and five women deliberating Cosby's fate. Tom Mesereau called Constand a "pathological liar" and the other witnesses "failed starlets". First, he stood up and barked like a dog when the judge announced that an emotional therapy dog would be made available to jurors.

"Justice has been done!" celebrity attorney Gloria Allred, who represented some of Cosby's accusers, said on the courthouse steps.

In closing arguments, defense attorney Kathleen Bliss positioned Cosby's legal team as standing up against "witch hunts, lynchings (and) McCarthyism". Constand got a civil settlement of almost $3.4 million from Cosby.

The jury in Cosby's first trial weighed the evidence for five days without reaching a verdict.

And with only six months left before 12-year statue of limitations ran out under Pennsylvania law, Montgomery County district attorney Risa Vetri Ferman reopened the Constand investigation.

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Both prosecutors and defense lawyers were more aggressive in their courtroom tactics and cross-examinations, and in their regular sniping at each other.

Cosby's lawyers also suggested to jurors that the incident could not have happened the way she said it did, even hinting that there is a chance Cosby was not in the Philadelphia area around the time Constand said she was assaulted.

Cosby was ordered to remain in Pennsylvania after prosecutors argued that he should be taken into custody immediately because he owned a private plane and could flee the state.

This time, both sides gave the retrial jury much more to consider.

She also called out Cosby for smirking during her presentation.

A handful of Cosby accusers, including Lili Bernard, an activist and artist who says Cosby drugged and raped her in the 1990s when she was a guest star on The Cosby Show, was among the accusers at the retrial.

Montgomery County prosecutor Kristen Feden took aim at Cosby's wholesome image, referencing his role as Cliff Huxtable in "The Cosby Show".

Prosecutors used Cosby's past admissions about drugs and sex as well as the testimony of five other women to help support accuser Andrea Constand's allegations. That status was slowly torn to items as dozens of ladies got here ahead, starting in 2014, and accused him of drugging them, assaulting them or each.

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