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Cosby jury could come from Philly area

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Posted at 5:09 PM, Aug 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-22 17:09:12-04

The jury for Bill Cosby's retrial on sexual assault charges will likely come from the Philadelphia suburbs.

Montgomery County prosecutors and Cosby's new legal team agreed Tuesday that a local jury could hear the case. The jury in Cosby's first trial came from the Pittsburgh area and spent two weeks in June sequestered 300 miles from home. That jury deadlocked, setting the stage for a retrial early next year.

The 80-year-old comedian is charged with drugging and molesting a woman at his Montgomery County home in 2004. He denies the charges.

District Attorney Kevin Steele said he hopes Cosby's new defense lawyers "get up to speed quickly so we can bring this case to justice."