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Judge nixes Cosby request to step down; sentencing Monday

Sep. 19, 2018 5:44 PM EDT

Days before sentencing, Bill Cosby's trial judge denied a defense motion to step down from the sex assault case because of what Cosby's team called a long-ago grudge with a pretrial witness. Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill has seen the case through two trials, hard-fought pretrial hearings and 15 defense...

Cosby prosecutor opposes defense bid to have judge step down

Sep. 13, 2018 5:02 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — 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 recuse himself. O'Neill is set to...

Cosby wants judge to step down days before sentencing

Sep. 11, 2018 5:04 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby wants a Pennsylvania judge to step down from his case days before sentencing on sex assault charges. A defense motion Tuesday accuses Montgomery County Judge Steven O'Neill of having a longtime grudge against a key witness in a 2016 pretrial hearing. The witness,...

Cosby lawyers fight testimony of other women at sentencing

Sep. 10, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers will fight a prosecution bid to have other accusers testify at his sentencing this month on felony sex assault charges. Prosecutors in Pennsylvania want at least some of Cosby's dozens of other accusers to testify at the Sept. 24 sentencing. Five testified at the...

Man arrested in strangulation murder of model

Aug. 29, 2018 6:42 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man who was recently released from prison was arrested Wednesday in the strangulation slaying of a model in one of Philadelphia's affluent Main Line suburbs, authorities said. Jonathan Wesley Harris, 30, of Johnstown, was arrested as he got off a bus in Pittsburgh, Lower Merion...

Surveillance images released of man sought in model's death

Aug. 27, 2018 4:12 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities have released surveillance images of a man being sought in connection with the strangling of a model in Philadelphia's affluent Main Line suburbs. The body of 36-year-old Christina Carlin-Kraft was found Wednesday night in her apartment in Ardmore. Her death has been...

Cosby fighting classification as sexually violent predator

Jul. 30, 2018 12:53 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby's lawyers are challenging the legality of the process under which a Pennsylvania board recommended he be classified as a sexually violent predator. They also claimed in a court filing last week that the state's recently revised sex offender registry law is unconstitutional...

Board recommends Cosby be found a sexually violent predator

Jul. 24, 2018 5:32 PM EDT

A Pennsylvania board recommended Bill Cosby be classified as a sexually violent predator, which would require the former TV star to attend at least monthly sex offender counseling — in prison and out — and police to post warning flyers throughout his neighborhood whenever he is freed. It is now up...

The Latest: Bill Cosby to fight violent predator designation

Jul. 24, 2018 1:42 PM EDT

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on a Pennsylvania board's recommendation that Bill Cosby be classified as a sexually violent predator (all times local): 1 p.m. Bill Cosby's representative says the 81-year-old plans to fight the recommendation from a Pennsylvania board that he be classified as a sexually...

Pennsylvania board recommends to court that Bill Cosby be classified as a sexually violent predator

Jul. 24, 2018 10:52 AM EDT
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania board recommends to court that Bill Cosby be classified as a sexually violent predator.