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Pennsylvania judge sets date for Bill Cosby’s retrial

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby looks on as he departs after a judge declared a mistrial in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., June 17, 2017. (REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)

A judge in Pennsylvania has set November 6 as the date Bill Cosby’s retrial will begin. The 79-year-old disgraced entertainer’s first trial on three charges of sexual assault ended in a mistrial last month after 11 days and when jurors said they were hopelessly deadlocked. Stephen O’Neill, the judge who presided over Cosby’s case, said the new trial will take place in the exact same courthouse in Montgomery County, a suburb outside of Philadelphia, that was the venue of the first trial. There are several open questions still about what the retrial will hold, notably, when and where jury selection will begin. Jurors in the first trial were shipped in from Pittsburgh, at the opposite end of the state, in a bid to ensure Cosby received a fair trial. Cosby will remain out of jail on $1 million bond as he awaits the second trial. He also plans to hold a series of town hall meetings that his representatives had first suggested would focus on sexual assault before walking back those comments. For more on the story, watch the video below.

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