Judge Wants Bill Cosby Case To Go To Trial By June 5

Ed Hille/POOL The Philadelphia Inquirer

A Pennsylvania judge says he wants Bill Cosby’s felony sexual assault case to go to trial no later than June 5.

Lead defense lawyer Brian McMonagle of Philadelphia says he has other trials scheduled through the spring.

Prosecutors say they hope to have 13 Cosby accusers testify at the trial. The accusers say they were intoxicated by drugs or alcohol that Cosby gave them before they were sexually assaulted.

Cosby is charged with drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004 at his Philadelphia-area home.

Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill did not rule Tuesday on whether the other accusers could testify or whether prosecutors could use Cosby’s deposition or a phone call recorded by Constand’s mother in 2005.

The judge says he’ll rule on the phone call within a week.

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