‘Severe Obsession’ is Driving Bill Cosby Prosecutor to Appeal Comedian’s Freedom to U.S. Supreme Court

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By Stacy M. Brown, NNPA Newswire Senior National Correspondent@StacyBrownMedia When Kevin Steele ran for Montgomery County District Attorney in 2015, much of his campaign centered on one theme: prosecute Bill Cosby.Many, including his opponent and former District Attorney Bruce Castor, called the centerpiece theme unethical.Steele did win the election and immediately formed a formidable tandem with Judge Steven O’Neil in securing a conviction against Cosby following a second trial in 2018.Now, six months after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned Cosby’s conviction, Steele has taken the unusual approach of appealing to the United States Supreme Court.The district attorney wants the nation’s highest court to intervene in a non-federal matter to overturn the state court’s decision and send Cosby back to prison.Cosby served just two months shy of his minimum 3-to-10-year prison sentence when the state Supreme Court determined that the prosecution violated his constitutional rights and that Steele acted “reprehensibly” when trying the entertainer.“Severe obsession,” Cosby spokesperson Andrew Wyatt wrote of Steele in a statement this week.“Unwilling to accept its epic loss in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, the Montgomery County District Attorney has now filed a petition to the U.S. Supreme Court,” Wyatt remarked.“In short, the district attorney asks the U.S....

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