Jury selection begins today in Pittsburgh in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case.
12 jurors and 6 alternates will be picked for Cosby’s June 5th trial to be held in Montgomery County Court. Prominent Lansdale defense attorney, Marc Steinberg says if he were choosing jurors in this case, he would be looking for women.
“I’d be looking for women not of the age that allege he did this to them, because in a jury trial, women are harsher on other women when they listen to them testify.”
Steinberg says Montgomery County D.A. Kevin Steele will likely look for the opposite in a jury.
“He’ll want educated people, white collar, women in their 20’s and 30’sand angry young men.”
Steinberg, a guest on WNPV’s AM Edition Monday morning, says Judge Steven O’Neill will call 120 people at a time to a large courtroom and explain some procedures to them and ask them questions. Steinberg says, the Judge may allow the attorneys to ask questions individually, but with the other group of jurors present. Steinberg says, it’s possible for a jury to be seated in five days, but he would not be surprised if jury selection takes 10 or more days. Cosby is accused of sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his Cheltenham Township home in 2004.