Bill Cosby Attorneys Play Race Card, Only One Black Juror Out of 11
Bill CosbyAttorneys Play Race CardOnly One Black Juror Out of 11
5/24/2017 7:25 AM PT
1:25 PM PT -- The 12th juror's been selected, and she's a black woman. Full jury breakdown now is 7 white men, 3 white women, 2 black women. No Latinos or Asians.
Bill Cosby's fate will be decided by a jury that is almost entirely white, and his attorneys are already crying foul.
Cosby, his lawyers and prosecutors are back in a Pittsburgh court Wednesday to complete jury selection, but 11 have already been seated and only one of them is black. Cosby's team is accusing the prosecution of "systematic exclusion" of black jurors, but the judge is shooting down the argument ... for now.
He said he'll consider it if the defense presents some stats to back up the racism claim.