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Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial date set for November 6

Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial date set for November 6”

Bill Cosby is expected to be retried later this year after a judge declared a mistrial last month in a court case accusing the entertainer of sexual assault.

Judge Steven O'Neill declared a mistrial on June 17 after jurors deadlocked after deliberating for six days.

The new date is not fixed in stone: If the first trial was any indication, the coming months will be filled with motions and countermotions as Mr. Cosby's lawyers and the prosecution vie for an edge. He is accused of the sexual assault of Temple University administrator Andrea Constand in his Philadelphia-area home in 2004. Constand, who was 30 at the time of the alleged assault, testified at the original trial, telling jurors that Cosby gave her pills that left her body "frozen" and then sexually assaulted her.

But defense lawyers Brian J. McMonagle and Angela C. Agrusa argued Cosby was the victim of false accusations and that the entertainer and Constand had a "romantic relationship" and consensual sexual contact during the 2004 incident.

There has been much speculation about whether O'Neill would continue to oversee the case. The retrial is scheduled to be held in the same location, Courtroom A at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa., where the original trial was held. Judge O'Neill would preside over the retrial, Mr. Koval said.

The judge directed the lawyers to submit to him, in writing, any proposed jury selection questions and jury instructions no later than October 30.

If Montgomery County D.A. Kevin Steele's office presses the same charges as in the first trial, the nearly 80-year old Cosby faces more than 10 years in jail if convicted on three felony charges of second-degree aggravated indecent assault.

It's unclear if court officials will return to Pittsburgh to select another jury.

That leaves open the question of where jury selection would take place.



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