Bill Cosby's Sexual Assault Retrial Delayed

Second trial won't get underway until the spring
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 22, 2017 1:35 PM CDT
Cosby Retrial Delayed Until Spring 2018
Bill Cosby departs after a pretrial hearing in his sexual assault case at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.,Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual-assault charges has been pushed back after his new legal team successfully argued for a motion to delay Tuesday, USA Today reports. The trial had been scheduled to start Nov. 6 but now won't get underway until March or April. The delay will give Cosby's new defense team, which was just announced Monday and includes Michael Jackson's former attorney, time to catch up. "We're ready to proceed," says district attorney Kevin Steele, who NBC News reports was not happy about the delay. "It's a case that deserves a verdict." (More Bill Cosby stories.)

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