Bill Cosby Guilty on All Counts; He Yells at Prosecutor

Jury convicts 80-year-old of sexual assault, and he'll remain free pending sentencing
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2018 12:56 PM CDT
Updated Apr 26, 2018 3:09 PM CDT

(Newser) – He got a mistrial the first time around, but now Bill Cosby is guilty and facing the possibility of prison time. A jury in Pennsylvania on Thursday convicted the 80-year-old comedian on all three counts of sexually assaulting a woman in his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004, reports the AP. Cosby, accused of drugging and violating Andrea Constand, had been charged with three counts of aggravated indecent assault, with each one carrying the potential of 10 years in prison. After the verdict, he lashed out at the prosecutor. Details:

  • Cosby's anger: As Montgomery District Attorney Kevin Steele argued that Cosby should be jailed until sentencing, Cosby erupted in anger. “He doesn’t have a plane, you a--hole," he said, per the Philadelphia Inquirer, referring to Steele's assertion that he could flee on a private jet. "I'm sick of him!" The judge allowed Cosby to remain free until his sentencing hearing, the date of which hasn't been announced. The outburst put the "real Bill Cosby on display," Steele said later.

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