Bill Cosby may be sentenced to 30 years behind bars
Bill Cosby is very close to learning his sentence and prosecutors are reportedly looking forward to sending him to prison right after his hearing
The disgraced actor is scheduled to appear in front of Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill Monday morning, September 24, 2018.
As reported by TMZ, Cosby's legal team might ask the judge to let the actor remain free on bail while they appeal the conviction, a process that could drag for years.
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Bill Cosby To Be Sentenced Monday, Faces Up To 30 Years In Prison https://t.co/CpyAqRkuHn— CBS Philly (@CBSPhilly) September 22, 2018
A HARD SENTENCE
Cosby can face up to 30 years in prison for aggravated indecent assault on Andrea Constand, which he was found guilty of back in April.
Bill Cosby To Be Jailed On Monday 24th September 2018 Bill Cosby and Camille— NetworkOfNews Ghana (@NofNews_Ghana) September 22, 2018
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Still, the 81-year-old was set free after the judge allowed him to be released on $1 million bail, while ordering him to stay at his home until sentencing.
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Via TMZ #billcosby better enjoy what little freedom he's got left, 'cause prosecutors in his sexual assault case want him locked behind bars Monday morning. Authorities connected to the case tell TMZ ... prosecutors will push for the disgraced comedian/felon to be immediately hauled off to prison once the judge sentences him Monday AM. Remember, prosecutors wanted Cosby behind bars after the guilty verdict back in April. The judge saw it differently and released him on $1 million bail, ordering him to remain at his home until sentencing. Cosby's legal team will ask the judge to let the 81-year-old remain free on bail while they appeal the conviction, which could take years. As we reported ... Cosby faces a maximum of 30 years in prison for aggravated indecent assault on Andrea Constand. Cosby's life is now in the judge's hands ... literally. #shadylipz this will literally be the death sentence for him!
A FAILED MOTION
Cosby's legal representation advanced with a motion for Judge Steven O'Neil to step down from the cause due to a 'long-ago grudge with a pretrial witness,' but the judge didn't recuse himself.
Judge O'Neil is well acquainted with the case, having witnessed two trials, pretrial hearings and 15 defense lawyers hired by Cosby since his arrest at the end of 2015.
WILL HIS ADVANCED AGE HELP HIM?
Earlier this year, a jury found him guilty of drugging and molesting Constand at his home in 2014 and now the elderly actor may face the consequences of his actions.
Even though he his legally blind and frail, he faces a sentence of one to four years, but O'Neil may choose to apply a much different sentence that can go from probation to 30 years behind bars.
Desperate times often require desperate measures and #BillCosby is going for a Hail Mary to at least pause his upcoming sentencing for the 2004 rape of a Temple University employee https://t.co/wstc3Mdngj— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) September 11, 2018
A DESPERATE APPEAL
His wife, Camille, reportedly believes that his conviction should be dismissed because of Judge O'Neil's biased and clouded judgment.
According to her, former District Attorney in Montgomery County Bruce Castor decided not to prosecute Cosby on charges of sexual assault because the case was too 'weak.'
Cosby's wife added that Castor made the statement under oath in 2006 and that Judge O'Neil refused to believe him because of their past feud, which includes a bitter run for District Attorney back in 1999.