PA Supreme Court Overturns Bill Cosby Conviction, Orders Immediate Release
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according to new documents filed in Pennsylvania by the Supreme Court, Bill Cosby‘s conviction has been overturned, and his immediate release has been ordered.
An agreement with a previous prosecutor reportedly prevents him from being charged in the case.
You can read the full thing here:
In evaluating the likelihood of a successful prosecution of Cosby, the district attorney foresaw difficulties with Constand’s credibility as a witness based, in part, upon her decision not to file a complaint promptly. D.A. Castor further determined that a prosecution would be frustrated because there was no corroborating forensic evidence and because testimony from other potential claimants against Cosby likely was inadmissible under governing laws of evidence. The collective weight of these considerations led D.A. Castor to conclude that, unless Cosby confessed, “there was insufficient credible and admissible evidence upon which any charge against Mr. Cosby related to the Constand incident could be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.”
“For these reasons, Cosby’s convictions and judgment of sentence are vacated, and he is discharged,” the filing states.
Cosby has been denied a request for parole recently, so this ruling comes as an absolute shock. He had been accused of no less than 50 women.
This story is developing.