Disgraced comedian Bill Cosby was sentenced to three to seven years in state prison Tuesday after being found guilty of three counts of “felony aggravated indecent assault” in April.
According to Fox News, “The sentence is significantly lighter than the possible maximum sentence for his crimes, each of which carry up to 10 years in prison, meaning he could have served a 30 year maximum sentence. However, District Attorney Kevin Steel asked O’Neill Monday to sentence Cosby, 81, to five to 10 years in state prison. However, Cosby’s defense team argued that even that would cause ‘excessive hardship’ to the elderly star.”
“What does an 81-year-old man do in prison?” attorney Joseph Green asked the court. “How does he fight off the people who are trying to extort him, or walk to the mess hall?”
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GUILTY: Bill Cosby to Face 30 YEARS in Prison Over Sexual Assault
Iconic television star and famed comedian Bill Cosby was found guilty of sexual assault Thursday; shocking the courtroom after just 14 hours of juror deliberation.
Cosby was found guilty on three counts of felony aggravated indecent assault, charges which could bring a combined prison sentence of 30 years and $75,000 in penalties.
“Cosby’s new legal team, which was headed by famed Michael Jackson attorney Tom Mesereau, failed to prove Constand was ‘greedy’ and wanted to extort money out of Cosby. Cosby’s chief accuser explained in court that she was simply at the trial ‘for justice,’” writes Fox News.
45-year old Andrea Constand told the court that Cosby gave her three blue pills he referred to as “your friends” while the two were in private.
She believed the pills to be “herbal supplements” to help relieve aches and pains, but says she woke up hours later with the iconic comedian “violating her.”
DEATH PANEL: Father of Boy ‘Sentenced to Death’ in Britain SPEAKS OUT Against NHS
The father of a two-year old boy “sentenced to death” spoke out against Britain’s National Health Service Tuesday; hours after UK judges decided the child could be removed from life support against his parents’ wishes.
The UK High Court’s recent ruling to discontinue life-saving services on Alfie Evans echoes similar judgements in recent months; with British doctors arguing that prolonging the boy’s life would simply cause greater suffering with no chance of recovery.
The toddler’s father, Tom Evans, issued an impassioned plea outside the court, vowing to fight the NHS and pledging to keep his 21-month old child alive.
Tom Evans speaks passionately about a ruling to withdraw life support for his 21-month-old son Alfie Evans ➡️ https://t.co/CCHvv0GjB2
'I'm not giving up. My son ain't giving up' pic.twitter.com/FazcZHCEcD
— Liverpool Echo Video (@LivEchoVideo) February 20, 2018
“Can you believe that my son has just been sentenced to a death penalty with two days to go?” asked Evans. “Is this right? I’m not crying because I know how wrong they are and I know how strong my boy’s doing.”
“This isn’t over. This is just the start. I’m going to take this absolute NHS down. I’m not giving up,” he added. “No one, and I repeat no one in this country is taking my boy away from me.”