Ex-DA ex­pected to be key Cosby wit­ness B

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philadel­phia» An ex-pros­e­cu­tor is ex­pected to tes­tify that he promised Bill Cosby would never be charged over a 2005 sex-as­sault com­plaint, but a judge must de­cide if that con­sti­tutes an im­mu­nity deal.

Then-pros­e­cu­tor Bruce Cas­tor will be a key wit­ness for the de­fense at a Feb. 2 hear­ing over what Cosby’s lawyers have called a “non­pros­e­cu­tion agree­ment.”

The de­fense ar­gues pros­e­cu­tors who charged Cosby last month un­fairly used his de­po­si­tion tes­ti­mony from the ac­cuser’s civil law­suit against him. Cas­tor sup­ports their po­si­tion.

But Mont­gomery County District At­tor­ney Kevin Steele, the pros­e­cu­tor han­dling Cosby’s case, said there is no ev­i­dence of a signed im­mu­nity agree­ment. Cosby’s lawyers did not at­tach one to their mo­tion to dis­miss the case.

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