Judge Rejects Bill Cosby Re-Trial Plea

Montgomery County court Judge Steven O’Neill has ruled that there will be no re-trial for the now-convicted Bill Cosby.

The former comedian and Temple alumni requested a formal re-trial following his conviction in September, hoping to overturn the guilty verdict and avoid the 3-10 year jail sentence he is facing.

Cosby’s defense team argued that the verdict in the case was far harsher than is common under similar circumstances, stating that the 10-year sentence is more than twice the usual guidelines.

Bill Cosby is taken away in handcuffs after being sentenced to 3-10 years in his sexual assault trial at the Montgomery County Courthouse.
(Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

In an official statement released by the Montgomery County courts, Judge O’Neill stated that “no hearing or argument is required on the issues raised”

Cosby is currently serving a 3-10 year sentence for drugging and assaulting former Temple employee Andrea Constand in 2004, in addition to several other accusations made against the comedian by various women.

Cosby will serve his sentence in a state prison facility in Collegeville


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