The trial of comedian and actor Bill Cosby began on Monday, June 5th, 2017 at the Montgomery County courthouse right outside of Philadelphia. Judge Steven O’Neill presided over the Cosby trial that lasted over two weeks, including 52 hours of jury deliberation. Dennis McAndrews, Esq. of McAndrews Law Offices, P.C. attended the trial from the beginning to the end. With an intensive background in criminal law (District Attorney for 17 years and prosecuted multimillionaire John duPont for the murder of Olympic Gold medal wrestler David Schultz), McAndrews’ knowledge was extremely useful in understanding what went on in the courtroom. In this interview with CBS THIS MORNING on day 1, McAndrews discusses the opening arguments, the jury, and how the day’s proceedings could affect Cosby and the entire case.
When CBS asked McAndrews about both the Cosby defense and prosecution’s opening statements, McAndrews says,
“They both made very strong points… the prosecution was a more clinical event-by-event approach, and the defense was much more animated and aggressive.”
In regard to the the jury in the Cosby trial, McAndrews explained:
“…this jury had a real poker face. I think they’re taking the judge’s instructions to heart that you don’t decide this case until it’s over.”