Bill Cosby's sexual assault trial postponed until 2018

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Bill Cosby announced on Monday August 21 that he hired a new legal team to defend him in his upcoming second trail for sexual assault. 

His legal team wasted no time getting right to work; as of Tuesday, they recently won a motion to postpone Cosby's sexual assault re-trail until mid-March or Early April of 2018.  They also argued and requested that a new jury be chosen and the re-trial be moved to Cosby's current place of residence in Montgomery County.

"It looks like the trial will not take place until the spring.  We are ready to proceed as we told you before.  We are confident in our case and the evidence will be ready when we get a trial date from the judge," said District Attorney Kevin R. Steel of Montgomery County in Pennsylvania. 

The motion to delay was heard by Judge Steven O'Neil at a pre-trial hearing to address issues that may affect his second trial beforehand. 

Cosby's original legal team, Brian McMonagle of Philadelphia and Angela Agrusa of Los Angeles, received approval from Judge O'Neil to withdraw from the case.  Both McMonagle and Agrusa defended Cosby at his first trial where the jury failed to reach a verdict and lead to a mistrial.  The jury deliberated for more than 50 hours for almost a full week.

Cosby has been charged with drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand back in 2004, which allegedly happened at Cosby's Philadelphia home.