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Bill Cosby to be released! Conviction overturned

NORRISTOWN, PA – MAY 24: Bill Cosby departs the Montgomery County Courthouse after a preliminary hearing, May 24, 2016, in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Cosby was ordered to stand trial on sexual assault charges after a hearing that hinged on a decade-old police report. (Photo by Matt Rourke-Pool/Getty Images)

It’s just been announced that comedian Bill Cosby will be released from prison after serving only 2.5 years of his 3-10 year sentence for drugging and molesting Andrea Constand in 2004.

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court found that an agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged.

Back in the first trial the judge had allowed just one other accuser to testify at Cosby’s first trial. However, after the jury deadlocked, the judge then allowed five other accusers to testify at Cosby’s retrial.

This testimony tainted the trail, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court said, even though the lower appeals court had found it appropriate to show a pattern of behavior. This according to the Supreme Court.

No word on when he’ll leave prison.  Likely today some time.