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Judge To Cosby: “I find no basis to grant the relief request,” Sexual Assault Trial Will Continue

Despite the efforts of Bill Cosby’s defense team to stop the sexual assault case against their client from going to trial on the grounds that a prosecutor had granted immunity to Cosby 11 years ago, a judge ruled Wednesday that a prosecutor is not bound by the decision of his predecessor.  The trial can, therefore, continue.  The judge has set the preliminary hearing date for March 8.

“There is no legal authority allowing a district attorney unilaterally to confer transactional immunity,” the current district attorney, Kevin R. Steele, told the court Wednesday.

The former T.V. star has been charged with sexual assault by a Temple University staff member who alleges Cosby drugged and then molested her in his home.

Full Story at NY Times

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