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Pennsylvania’s highest court overturned Bill Cosby‘s sex assault conviction Wednesday after finding agreement with a previous prosecutor prevented him from being charged in the case.

The ruling bars any retrial in the case, court documents say. The full court document can be read here.

NBC and MSNBC news anchor Craig Melvin tweeted that Cosby could be released within the next few hours.

 

Cosby’s release comes after serving over two years of a three to 10-year sentence at the State Correctional Institution at Phoenix near Philadelphia. Cosby opted to serve the maximum of the sentence as opposed to apologizing for the alleged 2004 sexual encounter with his accuser Andre Constand.

Cosby was accused of drugging and molesting Constand at his estate in 2004. He was charged in 2015 and arrested just days before the 12-year statute of limitations expired.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

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