UPDATE: Bill Cosby is blind and now can't receive a fair trial, his attorney tells court...
The session Wednesday in this suburb north of Philadelphia concluded a two-day set of hearings in which lawyers for Cosby have attempted to get the charges dismissed — or, barring that, the evidence severely restricted.
Defense attorneys this week also pleaded for the suppression of evidence gathered from a civil lawsuit in which Cosby admitted to buying drugs to have sex with women. They argued that their client testified in that case only because he thought he wouldn’t be prosecuted criminally.
Cosby’s lawyers are also seeking to dismiss the case entirely on the premise that, by waiting 11 years to file charges, a key witness has died and Cosby has lost much of his eyesight, impeding a fair trial.
“He is physically impaired,” attorney Angela Agrusa said, as Cosby sat nearby with a walking stick at his side. “We can’t test his memory because he can’t see,” she said, noting that it would hamper Cosby’s ability to counter evidence against him.