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

(Newser) – 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." (Read more Bill Cosby stories.)

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