Wednesday 19 September 2018

Jury selection completed for Bill Cosby’s ‘sexual assault’ retrial

Seven men and five women are on the panel with two black jurors among the 12.

Bill Cosby, left, walks back to the courtroom (Correy Perrine/AP)
Bill Cosby, left, walks back to the courtroom (Correy Perrine/AP)

By Michael R Sisak

A jury has been picked in the Bill Cosby sexual assault retrial in suburban Philadelphia.

Prosecutors and the defence have settled on the panel of 12 jurors who will sit in judgment of the 80-year-old comedian.

They still have to pick six alternates.

The main panel appears to have 10 white and two black jurors.

Cosby’s lawyers had accused prosecutors of racial discrimination earlier on Wednesday for excluding a black woman from the panel.

Prosecutors denied race had anything to do with it.

The jury has seven men and five women.

Cosby has denied charges he drugged and molested a woman at his home in 2004.

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