Bill Cosby is currently behind bars to serve 10 years in for aggravated indecent assault, but his legal team is reportedly scrambling to change his fortune. According to reports, Cosby’s team wants the entertainer freed from prison, have the judge who oversaw the case removed, and a new trial for the 2004 case.
“The defendant, William H. Cosby, Jr., moves this Court for a new trial in the interest of justice, or at least for reconsideration and modification of the sentence imposed on September 25, 2018,” a defense motion filed in Pennsylvania state court on Oct. 5 and made public this weekend declares.
Found guilty in an April retrial of three counts of aggravated indecent assault, and facing up to 30 years, the much accused Cosby saw the charges collapsed into one with a maximum of a decade in state prison. Formally labeled a sexually violent predator as well by Judge Steven O’Neil at the Sept. 24-25 sentencing hearing in Norristown, PA. the man once known as “America’s Dad” was taken away in cuffs and chains to begin to serve his time.
Denied home arrest or bail Cosby already had an appeal attorney in the courtroom with him and promises of filing a motion on the matter — as he now has.
The outlet adds in its reporting that the legal team has pointed to what they say are errors made by Judge O’Neil in the first mistrial in 2017 and the most recent matter. The team is also questioning the validity of taped evidence by saying it was not authentic. Cosby’s wife, Camille, is also asking for the removal of O’Neil from the case for what they’re citing as misconduct.
Prosecutors in the case will be responding with a filing at an unspecified later date.
Photo: Montgomery County Correctional Facility