UPDATE: Bill Cosby was released from prison Wednesday.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Bill Cosby’s 2019 sexual assault conviction in a Wednesday ruling, finding that a “non-prosecution agreement” with a previous prosecutor should have prevented him from being charged in the case, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Cosby was charged in late 2015. The trial judge had allowed one other accuser to testify at Cosby’s first trial, when the jury deadlocked, but the judge then allowed five other accusers to testify at the retrial about their experiences with Cosby in the 1980s, KYW-TV reports.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court said that testimony tainted the trial, even though a lower appeals court had found it appropriate to show a signature pattern of drugging and molesting women, KYW-TV reports.