Bill Cosby will be sentenced to prison on September 24th, but before the date comes around his wife Camille Cosby has penned a detailed letter asking for a new hearing, claiming that Bills’ current Judge, Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill, has ruled based on a long-standing political drama with the former district attorney Montgomery County, Bruce Castor.
According to Page Six, Bruce Castor previously dropped his investigation into Andrea Constand‘s 2005 assault claims on Bill and formed a non-prosecution agreement with Bill’s former lawyers. Bruce was later stripped his job and Montgomery County DA Kevin R. Steele took over, forgetting about Bruce’s previous move and went ahead by filing criminal charges against Bill – in agreeance with Steven O’Neill, based on past conflict.
Bill’s lawyer Joseph Green has filed a motion today asking the jury to reconsider Steven O’Neill’s move convicting Bill on three counts aggravated indecent assault. “The court should have disqualified itself,” Joseph writes, “due to the Judge’s personal knowledge and bias against Mr. Castor.”
Camille echoed the same opinion: “That this judge would hide his bias and decide that his rival, the former D.A., could not be trusted to give truthful testimony, shows that the judge let his own personal feelings override Mr. Cosby’s right to a fair trial. If a judge would do this in a case as high-prile as this one, then he cannot be trusted to be a fair judge for anyone else either.”