Kobe Bryant in Court

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

It's looking likely that Kobe Bryant's sexual assault trial won't begin until at least late August.

The judge in the case asked both sides Monday to tell him when they thought the trial could begin. District Attorney Mark Hurlbert said he could be ready to go to trial by late August, but defense attorney Pamela Mackey said the end of that month was the earliest possible date. Mackey said she would need to issue subpoenas to some people outside Colorado, a process she said could take two months. She also said she expects jury selection to take one week and the trial to take at least three weeks. Hurlbert said he thought everything could be accomplished in three weeks.

This latest pretrial hearing was held, once again, behind closed doors for arguments regarding several expert witnesses, and a continuation of arguments on the relevance of the alleged victim's sexual history.

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