Jury in Cosby Trial to Be Selected Next Month - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Jury in Cosby Trial to Be Selected Next Month

Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting a former Temple University employee in 2004.

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    Pretrial for Bill Cosby

    NBC10 has learned several new developments leading up to Bill Cosby’s trial. NBC10’s Deanna Durante reports from Norristown with more.

    (Published Monday, April 3, 2017)

    Jury selection in Bill Cosby's criminal sex assault case is set to get underway May 22 in Pittsburgh.

    But the trial will be held across the state in suburban Philadelphia, with opening statements to start June 5.

    The Allegheny County jury will be sequestered nearly 300 miles from home for what could be a two-week trial.

    The 79-year-old Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting a former Temple University employee in 2004. He has pleaded not guilty and remains free on $1 million bail.

    The judge plans to summon a large group of potential jurors for questioning as the lawyers search for a dozen jurors and six alternates.

    The defense fears that widespread publicity about the case could make it difficult to find unbiased jurors.