Judge Denies Bill Cosby Bid for New Trial

Judge Denies Bill Cosby Bid for New Trial

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On Tuesday, a Pennsylvania judge denied Bill Cosby’s bid for a new trial and reduced sentence. According to NBC News, “Cosby’s defense had asked Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill for a do-over, arguing that evidence against the once-beloved comedian was old an unreliable and should have been allowed at trial.”

His team also decided to argue that his sentence is harsh. But Judge O’Neill made it clear in a simple one-page ruling stating he had no reason to grant a new trial for or lessen the sentence. Bill is ordered to spend between three years to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at the actor’s home in 2004.

Currently, Bill remains locked up inside a state prison in Collegeville, which is about 30 minutes northwest of Philadelphia.

Source: NBC News

Written By: Fantasia Harvey