How much time could Bill Cosby face?

Bill Cosby arrives for his sexual assault trial with his wife Camille Cosby right at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown Pa. Monday

How much time could Bill Cosby face?

It was read to them by the judge.

The jury, which is set to enter its fifth hour of deliberations, went straight to the heart of the case with its first question Monday night: Can we hear again what Cosby said he told accuser Andrea Constand when he gave her pills before engaging in sexual contact?

The fate of Bill Cosby lay in the hands of a United States jury who deliberated over dinner and into the night on whether or not the disgraced entertainer sexually assaulted a woman at his home more than 13 years ago.

A conviction could send Cosby to prison for the rest of his life.

Cosby is accused of drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.

McMonagle did not spend much time discussing the night of the alleged incident at Cosby's home, in which the entertainer gave Constand one-and-a-half pills he contended were Bendaryl and then digitally penetrated her.

"Drugging somebody and putting them in a position where you can do what you want with them is not romantic", he added. "It's criminal", District Attorney Kevin Steele said.

Legal experts said testifying would have been a risky move that could have opened the TV star to withering cross-examination about some of the 60 or so other women who have accused him of drugging or molesting them. The jury included two black members.

Prosecutors will give their closing argument Monday afternoon. Cosby then placed her on the couch and sexually assaulted her without her consent, she said.

Constand initially told police about the alleged assault in January 2005, a year after she says it took place.

"This isn't talking to a trustee. This is talking to a lover", McMonagle said of one call that lasted 49 minutes. Constand, wearing a casual lightweight blue blazer, was joined by her mother, Gianna Constand, who was a key prosecution witness.

During the defense closing argument, Camille Cosby and Constand sat in front rows in the courtroom, only feet apart. Later, Valentino said in an interview that she was proud to be singled out because she'd helped expose a man she called "the biggest serial rapist in American history".

Cosby's wife of 53 years has given a deposition in the past, but whether she testifies at the trial has not been revealed.

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby (L) leaves with his spokesman Andrew Wyatt after a break in the deliberations in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, US June 12, 2017.

Cosby's testimony in her civil case shows just how hard a witness he would have been to control.

Cosby's attorneys sought to portray Constand as a woman whose allegations were motivated by money.

The defense had tried repeatedly since Cosby's December 30, 2015, arrest to have the case shut down.

Rather than focus on the sexual assault allegations, McMonagle tried to present jurors with a broader sense of Cosby as a flawed man, an "unfaithful" husband, but also a brilliant comedian, "who not only taught us how to smile but how to love each other no matter what we look like".

Cosby, the famed comedian, did not testify in his own defense, and his defense rested after calling just one repeat witness for further questioning.

Yes. If he is convicted, prosecutors say, Cosby would also have to register as a sex offender and face an assessment to determine if he is a sexually violent predator.

"I'm sorry, ma'am", McMonagle said to the long-suffering Camille as he detailed the fallen funnyman's amorous antics. McMonagle called the detective merely to attest to the existence of a police report about Constand's interviews with law enforcement investigators and to briefly discuss questions the policeman asked the alleged victim about several hours she spent with Cosby at a CT casino.

"There are some things in this case that should be fuzzy. Why?"

Constand, by contrast, testified for more than seven hours last week. Steele also reminded jurors that Cosby had admitted to giving quaaludes, a powerful now-illegal sedative, to women with whom he wanted to have sex. He later said he had given her Benadryl.

Prosecutors suggest Cosby gave her something stronger.

He was not charged with any crimes at the time, but he did settle a civil suit with her out of court in 2006.

Steele, continuing to address defense statements, said a "romantic interlude" did not exist between Constand and Cosby.

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