NORRISTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA - MAY 24: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby arrives for a preliminary hearing on sexual assault charges at Montgomery County Courthouse on May 24, 2016 in Norristown, Pennsylvania. (Photo by William Thomas Cain/Getty Images)
Photo: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images
Photo: William Thomas Cain/Getty Images

Bill Cosby lawyers criticize lack of minority jury candidates

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Cosby's lawyers say of the 100 candidates already questioned, only 16 weren't white. Prosecutors have used their strikes to send two black women home, although they say race was not a factor in those decisions.

Montgomery County Common Pleas Judge Steven O'Neill has rejected defense attorneys' allegations of race bias.

Currently, 11 people have been chosen for the jury so far. Ten are white, and one is black. Seven are men, the rest women. One more juror and six more alternates need to be selected.

The third day of jury selection at the Allegheny County Courthouse, Downtown, begins this morning, and Cosby is expected to be present again.

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