Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s Judgment Overturning Bill Cosby’s Conviction [Download]

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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned the sexual assault conviction of Bill Cosby on Wednesday and ordered his release from prison after finding that he was denied protection against self-incrimination.

The state Supreme Court said Cosby cannot be retried on the same charges.

“When an unconditional charging decision is made publicly and with the intent to induce action and reliance by the defendant, and when the defendant does so to his detriment (and in some instances upon the advice of counsel), denying the defendant the benefit of that decision is an affront to fundamental fairness, particularly when it results in a criminal prosecution that was foregone for more than a decade,” the high court ruled.

“For these reasons, Cosby’s convictions and judgment of sentence are vacated, and he is discharged.”

Read Judgment in full below:

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