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Cosby retrial date postponed to spring

NORRISTOWN, Pa. – At the pretrial hearing for former university trustee Bill Cosby’s sexual assault case, a judge approved the defense’s motion to push back the retrial to spring.

Cosby’s new defense team also made its first courtroom appearance Tuesday morning at the Montgomery County Courthouse in front of Court of Common Pleas Judge Steven T. O’Neill.

Sam Silver, a board member of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project at the Beasley School of Law, is one of the new members of Cosby’s defense. A university spokesperson declined to comment on Silver and Cosby’s shared Temple connection. 

Cosby is also newly represented by California attorney Tom Mesereau, who helped get Michael Jackson acquitted of child molestation in 2005, and Kathleen Bliss, an attorney from Nevada.

The postponed trial date was granted, O’Neill said, because the new lawyers on Cosby’s defense team would need more

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Hearing On Prison Records In Stochmal Murder Case Postponed

By Jack Kramer


A hearing on whether the family of a teenager brutally murdered in 1984 could receive the killer’s prison records was put off on Monday.

The sister of a teenager who was brutally murdered in 1984 was slated to be in front of the state’s Freedom of Information Commission, seeking to get the correctional and disciplinary history of the man convicted of the crime.
But Marianne Stochmal Heffernan said she asked for a postponement when she found out late on Friday that the murderer’s attorney had submitted a new memo to the FOI in the case.

Heffernan said she felt she didn’t have ample time to review the memo before the FOI hearing, so she asked for the postponement.

“I felt I would likely need time to read the memo, research anything I may not know or understand, and prepare to defend against it,” Heffernan said Monday.

Weinberg’s attorney, acknowledging Heffernan’s

Read more at: https://patch.com/connecticut/southbury/hearing-prison-records-stochmal-murder-case-postponed