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Jury Selection In Bill Cosby Sexual Assault Trial Looks To Be A Challenge

A third of the potential jurors say they've already formed opinions about Cosby's guilt or innocence. The case involves one of scores of sexual assault allegations against the comedian.
Bill Cosby arrives for jury selection in his sexual assault case at the Allegheny County Courthouse in Pittsburgh on Monday. / Gene J. Puskar / Shutterstock.com

Jury selection begins Monday in a criminal trial against comedian Bill Cosby on felony charges of sexual assault — and just a few hours into the process, it's evident that seating a jury is going to be a challenge.

Out of 100 potential jurors questioned on Monday

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