Plea to judge in Cosby case

The Herald - - INTERNATIONAL -

Lawyers for Bill Cosby and prose­cu­tors have sparred over whether ju­rors at his sex­ual as­sault re­trial will hear lurid de­po­si­tion tes­ti­mony from the co­me­dian about giv­ing the seda­tive quaaludes to a string of women be­fore sex.

Dis­trict At­tor­ney Kevin Steele asked a judge dur­ing a pre­trial hear­ing in Philadel­phia to let them read the tes­ti­mony into the record at Cosby’s April 9 sex as­sault re­trial, just as it was at the first one that ended in a hung jury last year.

He said the tes­ti­mony, along with those of up to five ad­di­tional ac­cusers not al­lowed to tes­tify at the first trial, bol­sters their plan to por­tray Cosby as a se­rial preda­tor.

Jury se­lec­tion is due to be­gin on Mon­day.

PHILADEL­PHIA:

„ Bill Cosby ar­rives for the pre­trial hear­ing.

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