Prosecutors who took down Bill Cosby called out the defense team’s attempt at an appeal yesterday. They described the team’s arguments as ‘timeworn’ and ‘meritless.’
Earlier this month, Cosby’s defense team had tried to argue that their client should get a new trial by saying that the sentence is too much for him. They also claimed that the judge was biased, according to Page Six.
‘This is a timeworn case, and the defendant has had his many days, months, and years in court,’ Montgomery County District attorney Kevin Steele and Deputy DA Robert Falin said in the court papers.
‘The claims he raises in his post-sentence motion do not warrant evidentiary development, several have already been rejected, and they are all meritless. It is time to move on; it is time for the appellate courts to bring this case one step closer to finality,’ the papers continued.
Cosby was sentenced to three to ten years in prison on September 25th, after his conviction at the retrial for the 2004 drugging and molestation of Andrea Constand.
His lawyers argued that the judge Steven O’Neill did not put enough weight on his age or lack of criminal history.
The prosecutors said that the judge was balancing that Cosby is a sexually violent predator and given this, he might re-offend.
The prosecutors said the defense team had been just recycling old arguments about long-public information that had already been decided.
‘His attorneys could have objected if they thought it was a problem, but they did not,’ the papers say. ‘Of course, counsel cannot allege their own ineffectiveness.’