Criminal Law

Bill Cosby’s Lawyers Attempting to Overturn His Sex-Crime Conviction

More than two years after a Pennsylvania jury found him guilty of three sex crimes, Bill Cosby’s lawyers will try to persuade the state Supreme Court this week to overturn his conviction based in part on constitutional grounds or on alleged procedural irregularities at his trials.

Cosby’s legal team, led by appellate lawyer Jennifer Bonjean,will go up against prosecutors for Montgomery County, Pa., led by District Attorney Kevin Steele, for virtual oral arguments Tuesday morning before the high court, appearing via YouTube from Harrisburg, Pa.

Cosby, 83, who is serving a three-to-10-year sentence at a state prison near his home outside Philadelphia, will not be able to watch, because he is blind due to glaucoma, nor listen, because he won’t have access, says his longtime spokesperson Andrew Wyatt.

Read the source article at USA TODAY

Leave a Review or Comment

Back to top button