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Monday 19 November 2018

Cosby judge rejects bid for new trial

The 81-year-old is serving a three to 10-year state prison term.

Bill Cosby (Matt Slocum/AP)
Bill Cosby (Matt Slocum/AP)

By Associated Press Reporter

Bill Cosby’s trial judge has rejected his bid for a new trial or sentencing hearing after “an exhaustive review” of post-trial motions.

The decision prompted Camille Cosby to again accuse the judge of bias against her husband.

The judge’s ruling led Cosby’s lawyers to file their appeal with the state Superior Court, the next step in trying to reverse his felony sex assault conviction.

Cosby is serving a three to 10-year state prison term after a jury this year found he drugged and molested a woman in 2004.

The defence wants the 81-year-old released on bail while he appeals over alleged trial errors.

In a statement, Camille Cosby again insisted Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill should have stepped down because his wife has advocated for sex assault victims.

Judge O’Neill has said that has no bearing on his work.

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