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Bill Cosby will die behind bars if exposed to coronavirus, representative claims

Bill Cosby in a mugshot dated 25 September, 2018: Montgomery County Correctional Facility via Getty Images
Bill Cosby in a mugshot dated 25 September, 2018: Montgomery County Correctional Facility via Getty Images

Bill Cosby will face “execution” if exposed to coronavirus in prison, his representative has claimed.

The sex offender and disgraced comic is serving a three-to-10-year sentence in a Pennsylvania jail for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.

He will not, however, be released early or granted confinement at home despite the coronavirus pandemic.

On 10 April, Pennsylvania governor Tom Wolf authorised a temporary reprieve for vulnerable and non-violent prisoners at or close to the end of their sentences. Despite his representatives arguing that he is particularly vulnerable to the illness due to his age and underlying health conditions, Cosby does not fit the criteria as he is a sex offender.

In a statement, Cosby’s representative Andrew Wyatt condemned the move.

In a statement published on Cosby’s Instagram, Wyatt claimed that the incarcerated comic had partially blocked arteries, is blind from glaucoma, takes medication for high blood pressure and recently had two major surgeries to prevent cardiovascular failure.

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