Shared from the 2017-06-02 Chattanooga eEdition

Cosby judge delays evidence rulings

NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The judge in the Bill Cosby case said he will wait until a jury is sworn in before final rulings on what evidence can be used when the comedian goes on trial Monday near Philadelphia.

Defense lawyers sparred with prosecutors Thursday before Cosby goes on trial on charges he drugged and molested a woman in 2004.

Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill said he will allow expert testimony on victims’ behavior as long as he finds the psychologist’s testimony valid and relevant. He said he wants to keep some arguments private until he swears in the jury.

The defense wants to block the drug expert from testifying about Quaaludes because they said Cosby last possessed the sedative years before he met the accuser.

Prosecutors said they were available on the black market in the early 2000s.

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