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Trial slated to begin in Montgomery County, a suburb of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Bill Cosby holding firm to his previous position that he will not testify in the trial. “I just don’t want to sit there and have to figure out what I believe is a truthful answer as to whether or not I’m opening a can of something that I — my lawyers are scrambling,” said the actor. Hmm.
Jury selection complete. 12 main jurors and 6 alternates. The panel makeup? Seven men, 5 women. One man and one woman is African American. The others appear to be Caucasian. In a case where race has been raised as an issue this is an interesting panel.
Ten jurors have now been selected. Four women’ six men. Three of the women are Caucasian, one is African American. The men are all Caucasian. Two more juror seats to fill as well as four alternate spots. Attorneys are getting the job done!
Five jurors selected on day one. Good start!
Jury selection starts. Jurors will be pulled from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Those chosen will be sequestered near the courthouse in Montgomery County which is approximately 300 miles away from Pittsburgh.