Cosby lawyers detail 11 alleged trial errors as they appeal

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Bill Cosby’s lawyers have filed a list of 11 alleged trial errors in a bid to undo his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term.

The lawyers filed a motion  on Tuesday stating that Pennsylvania trial Judge Steven O’Neill had a feud with a key pretrial witness, the former county prosecutor who declined to arrest Cosby a decade earlier.

They say his decisions to let five other accusers testify, air some of Cosby’s deposition from the accuser’s lawsuit and dismiss the promise not to charge Cosby are grounds for a new trial.

81-year-old Cosby was convicted by a jury early this year of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004, in the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

The legally blind comedian is housed in a new state prison about 20 mile (32 kilometers) from his Philadelphia-area estate.

 

-Associated Press

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