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Bill Cosby's lawyers argue for trial delay


 NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Bill Cosby's lawyers say his April 9 sex assault retrial should be postponed if prosecutors are allowed to bring in more witnesses in a bid to bolster the accounts of five additional accusers who've been allowed to testify.

   They argued in court papers on Friday that the 14 proposed supporting witnesses are irrelevant and would only further confuse and distract the jury. The witnesses include Dr. Drew Pinsky and book publisher Judith Regan.

   Cosby's lawyers said they were only told of these witnesses last week and would need more time to prepare if Judge Steven O'Neill allows them to testify. 

   Prosecutors said the defense knew about them earlier. They say it's possible they might not call any of the supporting witnesses and that any who did testify would be brief.

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