PHILADELPHIA (AP) – Two days after his conviction, Bill Cosby has already begun his life as an inmate – though his surroundings are far nicer than they are likely to be in a few months.
A judge says Cosby is being jailed in the same suburban Philadelphia manor where juries locked in that he anesthetized and molested a Temple University Women's Basketball Administrator and ordered that he was equipped with a GPS ankle bracelet to match to monitor. Judge Steven O'Neill decided Friday that the 80-year-old comedian is only allowed to leave his home to meet with his lawyers or go to the doctor, and he has to get permission first.
It was the last sign of Cosby's past ̵
Cosby was sentenced on Thursday in three cases for serious indecent assault and now faces the prospect of leaving the rest of his life behind bars. His team blasted the retrial as a "public lynch law" and began focusing on a vocation.
Lawyers unconnected to the case said the defense could have a winning argument.
Prosecutors testified that five other women were also abused by the former TV star, but the strategy that secured them a conviction could also serve as a template for his lawyers to overturn the jury's verdict.
Christopher Adams, a Defender whose Clients Former NBA star Jayson Williams said the judge's decision to admit the statement of "previous evil deeds" may have corrupted the jury.
"It's one thing if they look at one or two, but five?" A serial attack, "he said.
Former federal prosecutor David Axelrod, who was now in private practice in Philadelphia, agreed that Cosby's team attempting to convince an appellate court that the judge had gone too far
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Constand, now 45, went in 2005 with her claim Cosby knocked her over, for the first time to the police With three blue pills he called "your friends" and then penetrated his fingers into them while she lay motionless, unable to resist or say no, but the district attorney stopped by Just four weeks into police investigation and declared that the case was too weak to be prosecuted.
Current District Attorney Kevin Steele, who cosby to the hungry jury of the Verga In a statement on Friday, he hoped the case "would prepare the way for future victims to approach prosecution and investigate their allegations."
How the jury came to its conclusion remained a mystery. O'Neil did not immediately publish the names of the seven men and five women, causing the Associated Press and other news organizations to go to court on Friday to release them.
The AP does not usually identify people who say they are victims of sexual violence unless they allow permission as Constand did.