By Damilola Faustino
Bill Cosby’s retrial on charges of sexual assault on Andrea Constand more than a decade ago has been set for April 2018.
Constand is accusing Cosby of knocking her out with pills and sexually assaulting her at his home near Philadelphia in 2004.
The trial Judge, Steven O’Neill ordered the retrial to begin on April 2. He says jury selection can get underway before then.
The retrial was initially set for November, but last month O’Neill granted a request by Cosby’s new lawyers to delay it so they could be updated on the case. The 80-year-old comedian’s first trial in June ended in a hung jury.