Posted originally on the conservative tree house on June 30, 2021 | Sundance | 259 Comments
Jumpin’ jello molds… The supreme court of Pennsylvania has found the Philadelphia DA violated an immunity agreement with Bill Cosby and overturned his conviction saying: “it is the only remedy that comports with society’s reasonable expectations of its elected prosecutors and our criminal justice system.” The court called the arrest of Mr. Cosby “an affront to fundamental fairness, particularly when it results in a criminal prosecution that was forgone for more than a decade.”
The prior conviction of the 83-year-old Cosby was overturned and any future prosecution is barred; a substantive position from the judiciary.
PENNSYLVANIA – PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania’s highest court threw out Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction and released him from prison Wednesday in a stunning reversal of fortune for the comedian once known as “America’s Dad,” ruling that the prosecutor who brought the case was bound by his predecessor’s agreement not to charge Cosby.
Cosby, 83, had served nearly three years of a three- to 10-year sentence after being found guilty of drugging and violating Temple University sports administrator Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. He was the first celebrity tried and convicted in the #MeToo era.
The former “Cosby Show” star was arrested in 2015, when a district attorney armed with newly unsealed evidence — the comic’s damaging deposition in a lawsuit filed by Constand — brought charges against him days before the 12-year statute of limitations was about to run out. (READ MORE)