Bill Cosby prosecutors take case to US high court
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review the decision that overturned Bill Cosby’s conviction.
In a petition filed Monday, they wrote that courts should not equate a supposed promise made by a former prosecutor to lifetime immunity. They believe the Pennsylvania Supreme Court erred when it overturned Cosby’s conviction in June and released the 84-year-old actor from prison.
The state’s high court says Cosby relied on a promise he would never be charged when he gave damaging testimony that was later used against him.
Cosby was accused of drugging and molesting a woman in 2004 and spent nearly three years in prison before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court set him free in June.