Cosby Prosecutor Opposes Defense Bid to Have Judge Step Down Prior to Sentencing - NBC4 Washington

Cosby Prosecutor Opposes Defense Bid to Have Judge Recused

Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison on each count but could get far less time under state sentencing guidelines

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    Cosby Sex Assault Retrial: Guilty on All 3 Counts

    Comedian Bill Cosby has been found guilty on three counts of aggravated assault related to an encounter with a former Temple University employee, Andrea Constand, in his Cheltenham home. (Published Thursday, April 26, 2018)

    The prosecutor in Bill Cosby's sex-assault case is opposing the actor's demand that the trial judge step down before this month's sentencing.

    Cosby's lawyers say Judge Steven O'Neill has a longstanding grudge with a key pretrial witness and should have recused himself. O'Neill is set to sentence Cosby on Sept. 24 over his 2004 encounter with a woman at his estate near Philadelphia.

    The witness involved in the dispute is a former county prosecutor, Bruce Castor, who declined to charge Cosby when the woman came forward in 2005.

    Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin Steele in a court filing Thursday notes that the judge handled cases involving Castor's office for 20 years.

    Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    [NATL] Clerk Pulls Out Machete on Would-Be Robber

    A would-be robber armed with a knife had a surprise in store when an Alabama store clerk pulled out a machete in defense. The two's brief knife fight was caught on camera before the clerk runs out to damage the robber's car.

    According to police, suspect Seth Holcomb walked up to the counter to make a purchase. He leaves the store and then comes back in as if to make a second purchase. Then, he pulled out a knife at the counter. What he didn't expect was that the clerk would pull out a machete of his own.

    (Published Wednesday, March 20, 2019)

    Cosby faces up to 10 years in prison on each count but could get far less time under state sentencing guidelines.