Judge sets date for Cosby re­trial

The Prince George Citizen - - SCIENCE -

NOR­RIS­TOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge has sched­uled a new date for Bill Cosby’s re­trial on charges he drugged and mo­lested a woman more than a decade ago. Judge Steven O’Neill on Friday or­dered the re­trial to be­gin on April 2. He says jury se­lec­tion can get un­der­way be­fore then. The re­trial was ini­tially set for Novem­ber, but last month O’Neill granted a re­quest by Cosby’s new lawyers to de­lay it so they could get up to speed on the case. The 80-year-old co­me­dian’s first trial in June ended in a hung jury. The Cosby Show star is charged with knock­ing out ac­cuser An­drea Con­stand with pills and sex­u­ally as­sault­ing her at his home near Philadel­phia in 2004. He has said the sex­ual en­counter with the for­mer Tem­ple Univer­sity worker was con­sen­sual.

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