Prosecutors Want Bill Cosby in Prison on Monday After Sentencing

Angelo Anderson
September 24, 2018

O'Neill has presided over the case for almost three years, from shortly after Cosby's December 2015 arrest to a 2017 trial that ended in a jury deadlock to the jury finding this past April that Cosby drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia estate in 2004.

That violates Cosby's "right to reputation without confrontation, without trial by jury and without proof beyond a reasonable doubt", defense lawyer Joseph Green Jr. argued in a July court filing.

O'Neill would later rule that Castor could not testify at Cosby's trial, deeming him an uncredible witness.

Cosby, who became known as "America's dad" as the star of his "The Cosby Show" sitcom, faces a maximum sentence up to 10 years in prison for each of the three counts, though sentencing guidelines may lead the judge to a lesser sentence.

Lasha, who wept during her testimony at the trial last spring, said she prays Cosby is sentenced to 30 years. Since then, more than 60 women have come forward with allegations against him. "Judge O'Neill agreed, writing in his order that in an "exhaustive review" of state case law he found nothing allowing him to consider 'uncharged conduct" at the sentencing". The hearings will also determine whether Cosby is designated a sexually violent predator. He maintains his encounters with Constand and other women were consensual.

"Mr Cosby should not be treated differently because he is a celebrity", she said. The appeals process could take years, however, and the 81-year-old has yet to set foot in a jail cell.

Cosby has been on house arrest since in April.

Cosby's lawyers are expected to ask the judge to let him remain free on bail, as they plan to appeal the conviction.

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