Judge denies Cosby's request for new trial

He has 30 days to appeal to the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

Jim Melwert
October 23, 2018 - 4:55 pm
A Montgomery County judge has denied Bill Cosby’s request for a new trial.

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NORRISTOWN, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Montgomery County judge has denied Bill Cosby’s request for a new trial. Also on Tuesday, the 81-year-old entertainer filed a request with a higher court to let him out of prison pending his appeal.

Montgomery County judge Steven O’Neill denied Cosby’s motion for a new trial or new sentence.

Cosby has 30 days to appeal to the Pennsylvania Superior Court.

The comedian is currently in SCI Phoenix in Skippack Township, Montgomery County. 

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But his lawyers are asking the Superior Court to let the comedian out on bail until higher courts weigh in on his appeal.

Last month, Cosby was sentenced to three to 10 years in state prison. Judge O’Neill denied his request for bail pending appeal.
 
He was found guilty earlier this year of three counts of aggravated indecent assault.