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Bill Cosby’s lawyers ask Montco judge to step aside before retrial

March 22, 2018 GMT

By Staff

Bill Cosby’s lawyers on Thursday asked the Montgomery County judge who presided over his last trial to step aside before the upcoming retrial, saying the judge’s views may have been unduly influenced by his wife’s work as an advocate for sexual assault victims.

In a motion filed barely a week before Cosby’s retrial is set to begin in Norristown, the defense team asked Judge Steven T. O’Neill to recuse himself and allow the case to be assigned to another judge.

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