Convicted rapist Bill Cosby’s lawyers are submitting a movement to get him released from his Pennsylvania jail and placed on home arrest amid stories that not less than one jail officer has examined positive for COVID-19.
Cosby, 82, is serving three to 10 years at SCI Phoenix in Montgomery County, and his attorneys are making ready to file a petition at Pennsylvania Superior Courtroom within the subsequent few days searching for him to be moved to deal with arrest.
The disgraced comedian has a mansion in Elkins Park, Pa., the place he had lived beneath home arrest along with his spouse, Camille, after he was discovered responsible of sexual assault in 2018.
The transfer by Cosby’s lawyers comes because the Trump administration considers the discharge of some federal prisoners in an try to cut back the danger of a bigger outbreak of coronavirus within the nation’s jail system.
Cosby spokesman Andrew Wyatt instructed Web page Six, “We imagine it is just a matter of time earlier than Mr. Cosby’s jail seemingly falls sufferer to the virus, such a confined area is the right place for a virus to unfold quickly, it’s hazardous to the jail employees and susceptible inmates.
“Bill Cosby isn’t any detriment or hazard to the group. He can’t go anyplace, he’s aged, he’s blind. He can keep beneath home arrest with an ankle bracelet, as he did earlier than, along with his spouse caring for him. Let him do his time at residence.”
Wyatt mentioned he’d been knowledgeable that multiple jail officer on the facility had examined optimistic for COVID-19, although officers at SCI Phoenix, when contacted by Web page Six on Wednesday, wouldn’t verify or deny this.
He continued, “We are actually making ready a movement to ask the courtroom and the state to launch Mr. Cosby from jail and place him beneath home arrest in the course of his sentence.
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Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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