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supporters, but for his critics, the laughter that made him a comedic icon turned to disappointment. they did not call andrea constand to the stand but used her statements to police, they claim that cosby gave her three blue pills and some wine and was soon paralyzed and unable to talk in his home in 2004. and he then allegedly sexually assaulted her. they okayed to the decision not to have constand testify today. >> it wasn't necessary it's a preliminary hearing. we are over the next hurdle. >> cosby told police there was kissing and petting and the sexual contact was concsensuaco. and the defense tries to attack her creditability.
saying she never said no and changed details on multiple occasions and met with cosby several times after the alleged assault. >> there was no evidence of a crime here, and the insistieyy >> among the spectators was gloria allred who represents two dozen alleged victims of the 78-year-old, their stories are limb sim lar to constands, they were drugged and sexually assaulted. >> don't think mr. cosby was thrilled that his own interview with the police was admitted because some of what he said could be quite damming. >> and cosby waived his right to a formal arraignment and no trial date is set. chad pradelli, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you chad. the coverage continues on line for you, can you see raw video from today and catch up on the
hearing to this point at 6abc.com. in other news, a driver is now in custody after he allegedly hitting and killed a man at a bus stop this morning. it happened just before 1:00 a.m. at the corner of cotman and bustleton avenues. that is where walter perez is live with more. >> reporter: hey rick, this is the very spot where the bus canopy and the victim came to rest a half block away from where the bus stop is located giving you an idea of how hov e hovive -- molina of north philadelphia is described by his family as one of the nice guys. >> i miss him and love him and i wish he could just come back to me but i know he can't. >> he was a very nice guy. i love him. he is a good father. >> it was at 12:30 this morning
when the 50-year-old molina was on his way home from work, standing underneath the bus stop presumably taking cover from the rain when this vehicle came down and slammed into the bus stop. the investigation is in the early stages but two things are clear. >> speed was a factor, the weather was pouring down rain at the time and losing control. definitely speed and weather, huge factors in this crash. >> the impact sent molina sailing 100 feet down the road, paramedics quickly arrived and pronounced him date sometime later. the driver took off on foot but at 7:15 this morning, the suspect walked into police headquarters. >> he came in on his own volition. >> he said i am the driver. >> she is relieved that the
suspect surrendered but that does not take away the pain. >> we have a 20-year-old daughter and a 2-year-old son, that we will miss we will just miss you rest in peace baby, i love you. >> police are working to see if drugs or alcohol may have been involved in this case as well. the suspect is expected to be formerly charged sometime tomorrow morning. police want to interview a witness that they are told spoke with the suspect before the suspect fled on foot. please contact police if you have information on that witness. walter perez, channel 6 "action news." a motorcycle and pickup truck collided in newcastle county, the impact turned the truck on its side. it happened at 10:45 in minquadale. the driver was taken to the hospital and traffic was backed
up for sometime. there is a new push to legalize marijuana in the garden state. today the group's new jersey united for marijuana reform and policy perspective talked about the benefits of legalizing the drug, putting a sales tax would net the state $300 million a year and the cost of enforcing the current marijuana laws, and democrat nicholas catari is working on a new draft. chris christie says he will never sign such a bill into law however. the shore towns are ready for summer. atlantic city's mayor talked about the beach concerts, including jimmy buffett and florida georgia line. and this friday is the unlocking of the ocean outside of resorts casino. >> no place better than to kick
off the summer season than a pier on the ocean at the boardwalk, when you think about the jersey shore, you have to think about the steel pier. >> and the unveiling of one of the cars that is part of the 200 foot high observation wheel. it's being built on the steel pier in atlantic city. it should be ready for the 2017 tourist season. all right well all afternoon long "action news" is teaming up with the childrens hospital of philadelphia to help in the fight against pediatric cancer. now is your chance to help, sara bloomquist is live in the studios to explain how. >> reporter: hi there rick and monica, you were taking phone calls earlier, and throughout the newscast we are asking for donations from our viewers to support childrens hospital and chop cancer center. the number to call is 1-877-940-6222. we have all sorts of volunteers to take your calls and members of the "action news" team.
alicia and brian on this side, i have sharrie williams on this side. marilyn russell is here as well as julia ray shrekter the former miss philadelphia. they are recognized with expertise in every types of cancer. you give to chop you fund ground breaking facilities and help them attract the best doctors around. i want to bring in alicia and annette from springfield, delaware county. thank you for being with us. fe fell -- >> i was diagnosed with wills tumor, it started in the kidney and then relapsed a couple of years later in my lung, i had a couple of surgeries and more than one chemotherapy treatments and a couple of radiation
treatments, chop has been a big part of my life almost forever. >> you are a survivor, tell us about the doctors and nurses and how much they mean to you at childrens hospital? >> they mean a lot. they just kind of live my life while getting chemo in between. they just let me do whatever i wanted even though i was sick, i had some limitations but i still went to school and did my dance class and did it all. >> and she just grat graduated from la salle congratulations. >> tell us what this did for your family? >> they were there with us from the very beginning, they took her back and gave her chemo and radiation, the nurses were incredible and took such good
care of her and the doctor was the most amazing human being when they took out her kidney and they told me she would be fine. it took a while and took 10 years for us to tell us she was cured but they cared for us, not just felicia but the rest of us. she was in a week and her thyroid was out and the radioactive iodine was done. >> the number to donate to is 1-877-940-6222. can we get her a tissue please. log on to 6abc.com and we provided a link there as well. back to you guys in the studio. >> thank you very much. a wonderful cause, thank you sara. time for a check of the "action news" traffic report. matt pellman is in the traffic center midweek. >> we have a few traffic troubles for the trip home rick
and monica, like the emergency construction and the debris spill in the backlog and this points by 320, things are looking up. it's a slow go from 420 to 320 in the southbound directions, but could be much worse. on the big picture, a crash on the roosevelt boulevard approaching adams and a crash at 25th street and kelly drive by the art museum. and just getting word of the police activity by the marriott, something involving the market frankford line we'll keep tabs on that. and upper gwinnett, north coventry has the downed tree along 724. and in vineland, by the days inn look for a crash along delsy drive at landis avenue. we'll check it again coming up in the next half hour. there is still more ahead tonight, with two weeks to go with the last set of primaries,
the candidates are focused on california. the war of words wrapping up between hillary clinton and donald trump. >> but first a scare on the tarmac, the threat that scared passengers off the tarmac after it lands in los angeles. and temperatures climb nood the 80s for the first time this month and i'm tracking hot weather on the way for the holiday weekend.
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officials at los angeles international airport have given the all clear after a scare on the tarmac. s.w.a.t. officials boarded the plane with police dogs concerning a flight coming in from houston. nothing was found. on health check, mosquitos affected with zika are not in the continental u.s., but could be in the next month or so. now they are starting a push to protect residents. ali gorman has more at the big board tonight. >> reporter: there have not been any cases transmitted by mosquitos here, but that could
change as we move into mosquito season, health officials are trying to get the word out. the best way to prevent it it to avoid getting the mosquito bites, zika provention kits, are given to state clinics next week, as recommended by the cdc, they have repellant and thermometers and informational packets. taking precautions will help prevent zika and other illnesses such as west nile virus. this may give new parents a peace of mind. it may feel cruel to let a baby cry it out but it's okay westbound minutes. doctors found that babies that cried it out or had their bedtimes pushed back, had to long-term emotional harm. parents should not ignore a
crying baby but len edge the time to go back in and comfort them. >> people with type 2 diabetes, therapy is a recommended option, it helps people lose weight and will help them control their blood levels and lower their risk for heart disease. it's an option for some people but today the american diabetes association added it to their official guidelines. they show people that had type 2 diabetes and had weight loss surgery were able to control their blood levels better than those with traditional treatment. this could open the door for more people to have baratic surgery. doctors say it has become safer with new advances. of course i would tell anyone who is considering this option to speak with a team of experts and talk to someone that had the
operation themselves. back over to you. >> thank you. a harvard study shows 34% of highly skilled women voluntarily leave their jobs and leave companies with a gap in talent. >> what happeneds when they want to get back in the business? >> this is a story that really speaks to me and i think especially if you are a mom it will speak to you too. a new simple but brilliant match making tool could revolutionize the way we work. >> i am happy to be in this opportunity to really help moms across the country to find really meaningful rewarding work. >> this new mom launch aid startup to get women back to work outside of the home but at their own pace. she is also helping companies fill the gaps when new moms step out of the workforce, how it works and how you can gets involved on "action news" at
their brains to make shrewd moves after the games they met some of the birds players. >> very nice. "dancing with the stars" will crown a brand new celebrity champion after several spectacular performances. it's anybody's guess who will win. >> she performed a contemporary routine in addition to her free style dance, in second place with 58 out of 60. >> and sitting one point behind ginger zee, is nile demarco, the second deaf people to ever compete on the show. he scored 57 out of 60. >> and in the lead ufc fighter, paige van zandt, she performed the salsa. she scored 59 out of 60 points. many people think i dance like that. the competition is not over just
yet. the contestants had 24 hours to learn a brand new routine, learning two dance styles for a fusion challenge. and they will perform one last time tonight and the winner will be crowned. is it started tonight at 9:00 here on 6 abc. >> going to be exciting. still ahead on "action news" at 5:00 we'll check the accuweather forecast. looking live from temple university from our sky 6 cam, cecily tynan says there are changes on the horizon. she has the exclusive accuweather five-day forecast. and 6 abc is teaming up with childrens hospital raising money for pediatric research.
time for accuweather at the "action news" big board. >> cecily tynan is standing by we hit 80 for the first time this month. >> that is right. holding at 83 right now, we had no days in the 80s this month. and this is only our fourth day this month above average. we are looking live at the commodore barry bridge seeing sunshine and blue skies with a few clouds here and there, and the disturbance bringing us the unsettled weather is pulling off
the coast of new england and we have some blips on the radar, the north end of lbi, the showers are working off coast and one other sprinkle near washington and elsewhere a few lingering clouds and they are moving out as we head through the evening. it feels like summer, 83 in philadelphia, and the same in allentown and trenton 80 and wilmington 82 and reading 81 and when you get closer to the ocean, the ocean temperature is in the 50s and cape may currently 67 degrees. but again only the fourth day this month of above average temperatures, all the days in blue below average. still running more than 4 degrees below average for the month. we'll be eroding that as we head through the weekend. i think may likely will be slightly below average. but we have a few very warm days on the way. satellite 6 along with action radar showing here is that upper level low, it is moving out and once it is out of here
completely, we get under the influence of that bermuda high heat pump and that brings us the very warm air. tonight the clouds are clearing out and it's a mild night. 60 in philadelphia and allentown 52 and wilmington 59 and trenton 56 and cape may 59 degrees and future tracker showing the heat is on. by 4:0086 degrees and plenty of sunshine and low humidity. i think tomorrow is the pick of the week. and then on thursday we get a little bit warmer and add humidity. 88 degrees. and friday a good shot of actually hitting 90 degrees. heading into the weekend i want to bring your attention to this area of disturbed weather in the southern bahamas, it's sitting here for a while. there is this stationary front with low pressure developing along that and the water is warm, 80 degrees there and there is not a lot of winds aloft. and this could become tropical storm bonnie and could be
drifting towarded the southeast coast, if you are headed to florida or the carolinas for the holiday weekend this has a good chance of bringing rain and wind and high surf. so the five day at 5:00, sunny and warm and you will and thursday 88 and friday up to 90 and saturday 88 and sunday 85 but there are changes for memorial day, i'm talk about that coming up in the full exclusive accuweather forecast. >> thanks cecily. a quick break.
hello again, here is what is happening on "action news" wednesday night. the three presidential candidates, are eyeing voters from the west while increasing a tax on one another, we are live with the latest on the campaign trail. this looks like ordinary cereal that landed a delaware student in hot water. and our chop daisy days fundraiser, is happening in our 6 abc studios. we'll tell you how you can help
battle pediatric cancer. but we have breaking news to pass along. chopper 6 hd is over the septa station at 15th and market streets with reports of an incident of a person on the tracks. it went out at 5:00 and is affecting rail traffic along the market frankford line. it's not clear if the person was struck by a train but the power has been shut off in the area. this is 13th and market in center city and septa is shuttle busing passengers between 30th street station and spring garden station, because of this incident. again, there are reports of a person that may have been on the tracks and the power is shut off and again it's causing big problems for folks along the market frankford line. we'll keep an eye on the situation and bring you information as it becomes available here in center city philadelphia. now the 2016 race for the white house. the democratic and republican frontrunners are increasing
their attacks on one another. hillary clinton and donald trump are looking ahead to the general election, bernie sanders continues to fight on. but first candidates must focus on the primary prizes, worth millions of votes and hundreds of delegates, democrats head to the polls in california, montana and new mexico and north and south dakota. 800 total delegates are up for grabs. montana, new jersey and south dakota only, 303 delegates are up for grabs. all three remaining candidates are continuing their push out west. kenneth moton is live with much more. >> reporter: good evening. a busy day on the trail for the candidates, donald trump is kicking off a multiday multistate tour tonight and is expected to increase the attacks on the clintons. >> the battle for california, it's the last big primary contest of 2016 and the candidates are making the golden state rounds.
>> california i need your help and your vote! >> the anticipated general election race between hillary clinton and donald trump has gotten down right nasty and personal. >> in this instagram video, trump used the voice of monica lewinsky and other women that raised sexual misconduct against bill clinton. and continued his attacks on fox news. >> they are dirty players and i have to fight back the way i have to fight back. >> he reports that trump is reigniting the right wing conspiracy theorys for the death of vince foster. trump called his suicide very fishy. the clintons are fighting back by attacking trump as a businessman. >> we are not going to let him bankrupt america. >> bernie sanders talked to the
ladies of "the view" and blafrted hillary clinton for not debating him in california. >> i'm invigorate democracy and invigorating the democratic party. >> sanders asked for a county by county recounts of all the votes in the kentucky democratic primary. the race was too close to call, since she led sanders by less than 2,000 votes. kenneth moton, channel 6 "action news." >> thank you. now to a shakeup at the top, the transportation security chief is out of a job. kelly hogan was replaced by another tsa official today. his removal follows exceptism about him accepting $90,000 in bonuses, after allegations of miss management and security lapses at the tsa. long check points are doing the
tsa. they show how much longer it takes to get through security if you are not packed right. >> if you go to tsa.gov, to determine what you can or cannot pack before you get to the airport that will speed up your personal screening appearance and help the passengers that are behind you in line. >> bottled water is among the prohibited items. world news will have the latest you can watch that following "action news" at 6:00. with a violent night across philadelphia and camden. three separate shootings ended with one person dead and three suspects on the run. police in the 24th district spent the morning on the scene of a shooting in kensington along b street, a 28-year-old man was shot four times and left for dead. he was rushed to temple hospital and is listed in critical condition tonight. detectives combed the area for evidence but did not find a
weapon. camden detectives are investigating the fourth murder in that city in the past four days. at 30 and and royden. they arrived at the scene and found stanley brown shot in the street, he was rushed to the hospital but did not survive his injuries. philadelphia police are trying to get to the bottom of a shooting inside of a record studio in northern liberties, happening along the 500 block of north fourth street, that a ninth district police officer was at hahnemann hospital in a separate case. he got out of a gray car and limped into the er with a gunshot wound. he was told that there had been a shooting. >> two people are questioned in the shooting and so far no one has been charged. authorities would like to hear from you right away. >> all right rick, at least one person was taken to the hospital
following a crash in northeast philadelphia today. "action news" was along bustleton avenue as one victim was put on a backboard and into a waiting ambulance, it appears that two cars hit each other head-on and the man from the cruiser had to be cut from the wreckage and he is secretaried to be okay. this is dylan nun right there, he is being accused of making and selling edible marijuana. police say that a newark police officer came in contact with nunn at the lake creek park. they got a search warrant and found lsd and gummy candies and fruit loop cereal bars made with marijuana. he posted a $50,000 bond. well, once again 6 abc is joining forces with childrens hospital of philadelphia in the fight against pediatric cancer. we are hosting the chop daisy
day fundraiser, and sara bloomquist is live in the studio with more. >> reporter: hi there. we are here in our 6 abc studios today of course taking your calls to benefit the childrens hospital of philadelphia. as you said the month of may daisy days at chop. and the beneficiary of this month long campaign is the birth place of medicine in the united states and today they are saving childrens lives in state of the art facilities. the number to call is on your screen. 1-877-940-6222. 1-877-940-6222. our volunteers waiting to take your calls right now. jaime apody waiting for her phone to ring and rick williams is taking a donation right here now. i want to bring in courtney simmons from south philadelphia. courtney tell us briefly about your experience at chop?
>> first off i want to start by saying that chop is the absolute best place in the world. two weeks after my mom passes away, i was diagnosed with bone cancer and treated at chop for about a year after that. >> one thing we talked about was you were undergoing this treatment but chop let you be a kid? >> one of the most amazing things i think that exists at chop, they did not treat me like a kid, i was 17 but they made sure that it didn't taint my childhood in any way. >> wonderful place. >> absolutely the best place. >> courtney thank you for being with us. >> i want to bring in st. joe's head basketball coach, joe martelli. thank you for being here in the studio. phil martelli sorry. >> a lot of people confuse me with george clooney too. >> what do you say to people to
edge courage them to donate this afternoon? >> chop is the best. the best in the whole world and in philadelphia we deserve the best and need to support the best, anything that people can do, anything that they can reach in their pocket and send to chop. it's a special, special place, in a special city. we need to celebrate. >> we really do. you do look a lot like george clooney. >> call to donate, 1-877-940-6222. we are here until 6:30 this evening. and log on to 6abc.com we have a link for you there. >> i bet you george clooney can't coach a basketball team. >> that is very true. for more information about daisy days, or make a donation online, visit our daisy days page at 6abc.com. right now lets see how traffic is flowing in the city of philadelphia and elsewhere. matt pellman back to you with
the very latest. >> we are watching the police activity surrounding the market frankford line, we have a lane restriction at 15th and market and underground the trains are not running, it's the buses instead at spring garden and market. also, septa's trolleys are not stopping at the 13th street station because of that police activity. the crash along kelly drive by the art museum has cleared out and the crash on the schuylkill westbound at 30th off to the side but attracting attention and a crash in nights town. and approaching adamed by the ray more and flannigan look for an accident. and the northbound direction at 95 in delco the right lane is out, giving us slowing. and an accident at cherry little
brace road. the delaware national guard is issuing a challenge for nodes hoping to turn their lives around and we'll have the details. and a fisherman thought they were getting a big catch until a shark stole it. we'll show you the video. >> it's warming up and we hit 83 degrees today and we are tracking hot weather on the way for your holiday weekend and the changes by memorial day, i'll explain it all in the accuweather forecast. >> don't forget you can still contribute to the fight against pediatric cancer for the chop daisy days giving back fundraiser. call 1-877-940-6222. to make a contribution.
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directions. a shuttle is being used from 30th. all right in the meantime, jaime is here with sports and eagles news tonight. >> eagles back to work. fletcher cox is not. the big guy still holing out waiting for a big payday. carson wentz throwing a nice long ball and sam bradford was off his game actually but it's early on in the ota process. and fletcher cox was asked about his absence, he cut off his answer saying anything he said would not be -- he does not sound concerned. >> it's voluntary, you can only do so much. fletch was drafted in a scheme similar to this, and he'll catch
up. i'm sure there will be carry over for him. but i assume he is a fast learner. >> and the big change for all the guys on the d with schwartz in town. and malcolm loves schwartz so far. >> he is intense and about x's and o's and is flexible enough. as much as, as big as everybody's ego is, he is very flexible. >> there is brandon boycon, wait is he not on this team anymore. some had to wear old players jerseys for picture day because the new ones with their names have not arrived yet. the phils lost three of their last four and last night not the best for vince valesq z
valesquez. two home runs came off the bat of miguel cabrera hitting almost .400 in may. and the play everyone is talking about is this one. with the game tied at 4-4 in the seventh, herrera did not run out of the grounder to the pitcher and pete mccann none benched him for lack of hustle. he is trying to train them the right way even if it's taking the best runner out of the lineup. >> and meantime, lebron james rode to the finals not as easy as people thought it would be thanks to kyle lowery, he scored 35 points, leading them to a win in the game four of the eastern concerns finals. he has 55 points in the last two games, he may not have won a national championship at villanova but a nba title would probably make up for that. they are heading to the white
house officially a week from today. >> that is exciting. we'll be there too. >> yes, we will. i'm so sorry, ms. maroney. this personal essay is way harder than i thought, it's just not in my nature to brag on myself. not even a backdoor brag? what's a backdoor brag? sneaking something wonderful about yourself into everyday conversation, like when i tell people, i can't watch musicals cause i have perfect pitch. some carriers promise unlimited streaming, but then automatically shrink your videos so they're not hd quality. it's not pretty. really? switch to verizon now, buy a galaxy s7 and get one free. plus up to $650 back. only on america's best network.
6:30 tonight. we would love that. 1-877-940-6222. in the meantime. cecily tynan has a closer look at today's very warm forecast and it's only getting warmer. >> it's down right hot by friday. today 83 degrees and temperatures continue to climb. the stormtracker 6 live double scan showing that there is nothing more than an isolated sprinkle over south jersey, and sun mixing with clouds today looking at sky 6 hd looking at the scene in cape may, it's going be busy this weekend, a couple of people out there, playing badminton it looks like or volleyball, no badminton i was right. temperatures are on the warm side. 83 in philadelphia. reading 81 and trenton 80 and ocean temperatures sitting at 79 degrees. and satellite 6 along with action radar showing that upper level low that is bringing us
the unsettled weather is move ago way off the coast of new england, we have this a strong high pressure, a bermuda high this is what will act like a heat pump. tomorrow you are heading to the bus stop or playground, you'll want to prepare, the sun is very strong this time of year and the kids need sunscreen. 77 degrees, and by 4:00 soaring up to 86 degrees, it's going to be warm in the lehigh valley mostly sunny with a high of 87 degrees, if you are already down the shore at atlantic city, you'll see lots of sunshine with a westerly wind 5 to 10 miles per hour a little bit cooler with a high of 77 degrees along the coast. this is something we is haven't seen yet this year. the first ozone action day will be tomorrow. what this means is that ground level ozone is very high. this is unhealthy for sensitive groups for people with asthma and heart conditions and seniors or very young children, a good
idea for them to limit their time outdoors tomorrow. >> this shows the dew points, the measure of moisture in the air, and temperatures around 86 degrees and dew points around 50, so low humidity. you can see as we head towards friday the humidity is creeping up 62 degree dew point and you feel the moisture in the air and a front pulling through over the weekend and that drops to the 40s for memorial day and drier air and also brings us some cooler air. the exclusive accuweather seven-day forecast, sunny and warm tomorrow, 86 degrees and we bump it up to 88 degrees on thursday, 90 for the first time this year on friday, and on saturday warm and humid and we turn the temperature back a little bit. 88 degrees on sunday, and still warm and 85 degrees, each afternoon we have a possibility of a shower or thunderstorm and then a front slips through for memorial day. this brings us an easterly flow
and much cooler 76 degrees with the possibility of a shower and clouds and sun on tuesday and a high of 76, getting hot through the holiday weekend and cooling off by memorial day. some fishermen off the florida coast got a recent surprise they call it a large tar pin, and when it got close to the boat a huge hammer head shark came up and grabbed on to the fish, he spit the fish back out.
news" team is standing by with these stories and more at 6:00. bill cosby was back before a montgomery county judge this morning. coming up reaction after the entertainer was ordered to stand trial in the criminal case against him. new jersey lawmakers are set to vote on whether to clear the air and ban smoking on beaches. for adam joseph, cecily tynan and rick williams, and the entire "action news" team, i'm monica malpass have a good night. spent more than 30 years in the public schools. we're retired, but we like to stay involved. you think he's going to learn to fly? we're just as busy now as in our teaching days. the same goes for a lot of the retired educators we know. let me see you all flap your wings, like you're penguins learning to fly. teaching is all about building relationships. and that never goes away. because once a teacher, always a teacher. we're ed and miriam, and we're proud to be new jersey educators.
tuesday night and fire forces evacuations at a montgomery county high school and a worker is shocked when his truck hits an electrical wire. but the big story on "action news" tonight is the ruling from a montgomery county judge that has caused shock waves across the united states. bill cosby will stand trial on charges of sexual assault. this was the scene as the man they called america's dad arrived for his preliminary hearing this morning at montgomery county court. this is the lone criminal case to come out of accusations from dozens of women that cosby drugs them and molested them. "action news" reporter john rawlins and chad pradelli are outside of the courthouse in norristown. john you were inside the courtroom for the entirety of the hearing. >> reporter: the defense wanted andrea constand on the stand and