The Disgraced comic actor, Bill Cosby who was sentenced to serve three to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting Andrea Constand at his home in 2004 has been denied an early release from prison despite dozens of Coronavirus infections inside the facility where he is housed.
Cosby, 82, was convicted in 2018 of aggravated indecent assault of a woman with whom he once had a relationship. Last month, Cosby’s lawyers Andrew Wyatt filed a motion requesting that he be released from prison.
That request was denied by Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf.The governor order since he was convicted of a violent offense aggravated indecent assault and was deemed a Sexually Violent Predator,”
Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Kate Delano said Thursday. “So for both of those reasons, he would not be eligible to be released.”
The actor attorney Andrew Wyatt has hit back, claiming that it is dangerous to keep Cosby because of his poor health and old age.
All elderly inmates like Mr. Cosby could succumb to this virus. It seems it’s more politically motivated and personally motivated to not let this man out. It’s very upsetting and disappointing, ‘ Wyatt told yahoo news.
Mr. Cosby is constantly in contact with the correction officers who could contract the disease on the outside and bring it inside the prison, potentially exposing Mr. Cosby to the virus.”
“Mr. Cosby was not given a life sentence nor a death sentence, so we are requesting that Governor Wolf use his gubernatorial powers to show compassion to another human being.
“We are asking Governor Wolf to amend his executive order and grant Mr. Cosby Compassionate Relief based on his current medical status,”
At the DCI Phoenix, Twenty-one prisoners and 13 staffers at the facility have tested positive for Coronavirus. Earlier this month, one inmate died from the virus inside the prison.
On Thursday, nine inmates from SCI Phoenix were among the first prisoners in Pennsylvania to be released