Prosecutors in Bill Cosby’s sex assault case called his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing “meritless,” and asked the judge to deny him a post-trial hearing.
Cosby, 81, has asked for a do-over in the Pennsylvania sex assault case that ended with him being sent to prison last month to serve a three- to 10-year sentence. A jury found he had drugged and molested a woman at his suburban Philadelphia estate more than a decade ago. The judge declared him a “sexually violent predator” who remains a danger to the community.
Defense lawyers later argued Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill made mistakes during the trial and sentencing that invalidate the conviction and punishment. In a memo filed Friday (Oct. 19), District Attorney Kevin Steele said Cosby’s objections are “time-worn” and have been rejected by the judge before.