More bad news for Bill Cosby.
With the convicted comic's sentencing drawing near, more alleged details are emerging regarding the anticipated day, with new reports indicating that he may face five more victims at that very moment, in the courtroom.
According to Radar Online, while Judge Steven T. O'Neill has denied the prosecutor's request to allow "new, unheard witnesses to testify" at the sentencing, next week, he may allow the five women who testified at the trial to return.
The site further reports that Judge O'Neill ruled on Thursday morning that main witness, Andrea Constand, will be joined by the "prior bad act witnesses" Janice Dickinson, Heidi Thomas, Chelan Lasha, Janice Baker-Kinney and Lise-Lotte Lublin who may be allowed to provide their respective victim impact statements.
The court documents, obtained by the site, however, did specify that the prosecutor's request to include additional women who did not testify at the trial was denied.
Judge O'Neill, however, ordered the prosecutors to inform him if they plan on bringing the five named witnesses back and rather than having them speak, is urging that they incorporate their trial testimonies instead, "in order to save time."
He still has the power, though, to block prosecutors from bringing in these "prior bad act" witnesses, according to Philadelphia-based criminal defense attorney A. Charles Peruto, Jr.
As previously reported, Cosby was found guilty on all three counts of aggravated indecent assault back on April 26. He now faces up to 30 years in prison. His sentencing is scheduled for September 24 and 25.
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