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Bill Cosby's defence rests without calling him to stand

Last Updated Jun 12, 2017 at 7:55 am PDT

Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa., Friday, June 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (NEWS 1130) – The defence has rested after a single brief witness in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial.

The defence case consisted of a six-minute appearance by a detective, seemingly designed to remind jurors that Andrea Constand had visited with Cosby at an out-of-state casino and that police knew he had vision problems even then.

Jurors soon will hear closing arguments and could perhaps start deliberating Monday afternoon.

Earlier, Cosby told the judge he would not testify in his own defense after talking it over with his lawyers.

Cosby’s wife, Camille, arrived at court with him on the sixth day of the trial; the first day a family member has accompanied him to court. The couple also has four daughters.

Last week, accuser Andrea Constand testified that Cosby drugged and molested her in 2004 at his gated estate near Philadelphia.

Jurors also heard Cosby’s version in the form of his police statement and his lurid deposition in her 2005 lawsuit.