Cosby’s defense attorney wants off the case before retrial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby’s defense attorney in his sex assault trial that ended with a deadlocked jury wants off the case before a retrial that’s scheduled to begin in November.

Lead defense lawyer Brian McMonagle of Philadelphia filed documents Tuesday seeking to withdraw as Cosby’s counsel. He says Cosby is taking steps to secure new lawyers.

Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill will consider the request at a hearing Aug. 22.

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