Bill Cosby is likely to be freed from jail after his sexual assault conviction was overturned by Pennsylvania’s top court on Wednesday.
Cosby, 83, has spent more than two years in a state jail outside Philadelphia on a three- to ten-year term.
On Wednesday, the state Supreme Court ruled that an agreement with a previous prosecutor barred him from being prosecuted for allegedly drugging and assaulting Andrea Constand in 2004.
According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, the decision prevents a retrial in the case.
Charges were filed against Cosby, who was once celebrated as “America’s Dad,” in late 2015 — just days before the 12-year statute of limitations expired. He was convicted in 2018 at his second trial, after a first trial ended in a hung jury.