Jury selection has begun in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault retrial. However, lawyers are having a hard time in the selection process as 68 of the 120 potential jurors have already made up their minds on whether they find Cosby guilty or innocent. Prosecutors need to choose 12 jurors and six alternates, but most of those they’re choosing from could be biased in their decision.
Just 10 of the potential jurors have never heard of the allegations against Cosby - and on top of that, 39 claim they or a loved one have been a victim of sexual assault. All but one had heard of the #MeToo movement. In all, this is a very difficult process, at best.
Once they are selected, jurors will be sequestered and shuttled to and from the courthouse every day. They’ll also be under tight security with restricted social media and news access during their time on the trial. If Cosby is convicted of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, he faces up to 30 years in prison. The retrial is set to begin on April 9th.
Believe it or not, the lone person chosen so far, a white man in his 20's, claims he has NEVER heard word one about the Cosby story.