Steele Commends Local Jurors For Their Work in Cosby Trial

In the aftermath of Bill Cosby sex assault trial, which ended in a guilty verdict Thursday afternoon, Montgomery County D.A. Kevin Steele commented on one of the key aspects of the trial, a jury that was picked from Montgomery County.

Steele says Montgomery County is community minded and he adds, the jury proved it by thoroughly listening to the testimony and rendering a timely and just verdict.

“We have a great community here, we have a community that supports law enforcement. We have a community of people that sacrificed so much and to think going into this you’re going to be removed from your family, as the defense kept saying, for a month, is a huge sacrifice to make.”

The jury of seven men and five women found that Cosby drugged and molested Andrea Constand at his Cheltenham Township home in January of 2004. Cosby will face sentencing between 60 and 90 days. Cosby lawyers will appeal his conviction. The Montgomery County D.A.’s office wants Cosby to pay for both trials. Cosby’s first trial ended in a hung jury with jurors assembled from Allegheny County after Cosby’s previous law team requested and were granted a change of venire.