Bill Cosby to be locked up immediately after Monday Sentence

Lawrence Kim
September 24, 2018

According to Radar Online, while Judge Steven T. O'Neill has denied the prosecutor's request to allow "new, unheard witnesses to testify" at the sentencing, next week, he may allow the five women who testified at the trial to return.

Cosby has been accused by some 60 women of various drug-facilitated sex crimes, ranging from assault to rape.

The Philadelphia-born comedian could get up to 30 years after a jury convicted him of drugging and molesting former temple employee Andrea Constand in 2004. But he says he won't let other accusers take the stand. "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".

While the judge's decision bars any other accusers from testifying next week, his Thursday ruling gave prosecutors 24 hours to clarify whether or not they intend to have Heidi Thomas, Chelan Lasha, Janice Baker-Kinney, Janice Dickinson, or Maud Lise-Lotte Lublin give statements at the sentencing.

Bill Cosby has enjoyed life in the convenience of his home over the five months since his guilty verdict for three counts of aggravated incident assault. Most recently, they saw their request to have additional accusers be allowed to testify at the sentencing hearing shot down.

Montgomery County, Pa., District Attorney Kevin Steele, was ordered by the judge to inform him of his intentions about the issue by Friday.

If sent to prison, he will be one of only a few state inmates who are older than 80 or legally blind.

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