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Bill Cosby arrives at courthouse for hearing

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) Bill Cosby has arrived at a Pennsylvania courthouse where his lawyers will ask a judge to dismiss the felony sexual assault case against him.

Cosby arrived in a black SUV just before 9 a.m. Tuesday, dressed in a tan suit and tie. Two men held his arms for support as he walked up a ramp to the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, and one carried in Cosby's cane.

The defense says Cosby had a deal with former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor that he wouldn't be charged and should therefore testify in his accuser's 2005 lawsuit.

The 78-year-old Cosby admitted in the testimony that he gave the woman three pills before engaging in what he calls consensual sex acts at his Philadelphia-area home.

A former prosecutor is expected to be a key witness when lawyers for Bill Cosby ask a Pennsylvania judge to dismiss the only criminal case lodged against him.

The defense says Cosby had a deal with former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce Castor that he wouldn't be charged and should therefore testify in his accuser's 2005 civil lawsuit.

The 78-year-old Cosby admitted in the testimony that he gave the woman three pills before engaging in what he calls consensual sex acts at his Philadelphia-area home.

Cosby's recently released deposition is part of the new evidence that Montgomery County authorities used to file charges in December.

Castor says he made a "non-prosecution" deal with a now-deceased lawyer for Cosby but never put it in writing. He testifies on Tuesday.

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