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Bill Cosby lawyers move to appeal sentence

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Bill Cosby is escorted out of the Montgomery County Correctional Facility in Eagleville, Pa., on Sept. 25, 2018, following his sentencing to a three-to-10-year prison sentence for sexual assault. (AP Photo/Jacqueline Larma)

Bill Cosby's lawyers have filed a list of 11 alleged trial errors as they try to undo his sexual assault conviction and three- to 10-year prison term.

The lawyers filed a motion on Tuesday saying Pennsylvania trial judge Steven O'Neill had a feud with a key pre-trial witness, the former county prosecutor who declined to arrest Cosby a decade earlier.

And they say his decisions to let five other accusers give evidence, air some of Cosby's deposition from the accuser's lawsuit and dismiss the promise not to charge Cosby are grounds for a new trial.

A jury convicted the 81-year-old Cosby earlier this year of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004, in the first celebrity trial of the MeToo era.

The legally blind comedian is housed in a new state prison about 32km from his Philadelphia-area estate.

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