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Thursday, 26 April 2018

Jury finds Bill Cosby guilty on all 3 counts of aggravated indecent assault

The Bill Cosby verdict is in — and it has left many with powerful emotions and thoughts about the more than 13-day-long retrial.
Legendary comedian Bill Cosby was found guilty Thursday of all three counts: drugging and assaulting a woman, capping off the star's slow demise that began in 2014 when dozens of women began accusing the TV icon of sexual assault. After 14 hours of deliberations, the jury reached a verdict around 1:30 p.m. and determined Cosby was guilty on three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault. The comedian initially had no visible reaction in the courtroom as his fate was announced, but upon hearing the district attorney's request that his bail be revoked he launched into a expletive-laden rant. The moment happened when District Attorney Kevin Steele argued Cosby's bail was not high enough, prompting Cosby to push away his lawyer's hand and have an outburst during which he shouted that he does not have a private plane and referred to Steele with an expletive. "I'm sick of him!" Cosby shouted at Steele. The request to have his bail revoked was denied. Cosby's lawyer, Tom Mesereau, told reporters outside the courthouse: "We don't think Mr. Cosby is guilty of anything and the fight is not over." When asked by reporters if the defense team plans to appeal the verdict, an annoyed Mesereau replied, "Yes, yes. Very strongly." 
Cosby faces up to 30 years in prison.

2 comments:

  1. Henry Adefowope20:33

    He can't survive the 30 years in jail!

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  2. Toyin Tomatoe22:43

    Na waya....

    ReplyDelete

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