March 19, 2018 Cosby Defense Emergency Request for a Continuance and Judge O’Neill’s Response.

. . . “Let the jury consider their verdict,” the King said, for about the twentieth time that day.
“No, no!” said the Queen. “Sentence first–verdict afterward.”
“Stuff and nonsense!” said Alice loudly. “The idea of having the sentence first!”
“Hold your tongue!” said the Queen, turning purple.
“I won’t!” said Alice.
“Off with her head!” the Queen shouted at the top of her voice. Nobody moved.
“Who cares for you?” said Alice. (She had grown to her full size by this time.) “You’re nothing but a pack of cards!”

On March 19th, 2018, Judge O’Neill gave The Cosby Defense Team just two weeks to prepare for five prior acts witnesses. Essentially this meant they had to prepare for five new trials. The Defense team asked for an Emergency Continuance of 90 days. This was an unprecedented burden on a defendant, perhaps never seen before in the history of Pennsylvania law.

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This is Judge O’Neill’s response denying the motion. Click to read it.
March 19 O’Neill’s Response to Emergency Motion for Continuance

Here is an image of Judge O’Neill’s rejection

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