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July 15, 1998
In reading the Julianne Malveaux and Cynthia Tucker columns (Commentary, July 13, regarding the Ennis Cosby murder), I have to say that when talking about race one should stick to the facts. As Tucker notes, Ennis Cosby drove a Mercedes, wore a Rolex. Criminals like Mikail Markhasev go where the money is. By using race as an instrument of blame as is asserted by Camille Cosby in her USA Today column (July 8) and reinforced by Malveaux, we are not only off the mark, we are fueling the already intense flames of racial division.
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October 29, 2000
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January 17, 1997 | GREG BRAXTON and SHAWN HUBLER, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
To the extent that the world knew Ennis Cosby, it was as a shining star of his father's hilarious imaginary life. He was the sly adolescent whose first words upon turning 16 were, allegedly: "Wanna Porsche." He was the kid who shaved his head for no reason and attacked his sisters with wet towels. He was Theo Huxtable, the TV son on "The Cosby Show," whose relationship with his father redefined, with long-overdue dignity, the entertainment industry's portrayal of African American families.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1999
A judge refused to overturn the murder conviction of the man who killed Ennis Cosby, according to court documents released Thursday. Defense lawyers, citing what they said were forged confession letters, had asked a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to free Mikail Markhasev, who was convicted in July of killing comedian Bill Cosby's son.
NEWS
January 20, 1997 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI and ANGIE CHUANG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Ennis Cosby was buried in a private funeral at a secluded family estate in Massachusetts on Sunday, while a continent away, Los Angeles police investigators began sifting through the avalanche of calls that followed Saturday's release of a sketch depicting the man authorities believe may have killed the 27-year-old son of one of America's most beloved entertainers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1999
A judge refused to overturn the murder conviction of the man who killed Ennis Cosby, according to court documents released Thursday. Defense lawyers, citing what they said were forged confession letters, had asked a Los Angeles Superior Court judge to free Mikail Markhasev, who was convicted in July of killing comedian Bill Cosby's son.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1997 | ROBERT SCHEER, Robert Scheer is a Times contributing editor. E-mail: rscheer@aol.com
Properly credentialed and steady at my post in the press section at the president's inauguration, within shouting distance of the man himself, a witness to history surrounded by the most successful of my peers, I am, as so often before on such occasions, filled with fear. This time it makes me think of Ennis William Cosby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 12, 1998 | STEVE BERRY and ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mikail Markhasev, who immigrated here from Ukraine with his mother nine years ago, was on the college track in school. After graduation, he probably could have chosen any top-notch university. Instead, he chose to drop out and loiter in an alley, drinking beer with a group of petty thugs. His young life has been full of bad choices, many of which reveal puzzling personality contradictions.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 27, 1997 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When Bill Cosby returns to work here today, he will be seeing the cast and crew of his CBS comedy for the first time since the shooting death of his son, Ennis, 11 days ago in California. "I don't know what he will say, but I'm sure that everyone on the show will do their best to make Mr. Cosby feel comfortable," said David Brokaw, the entertainer's spokesman. "I imagine they'll talk briefly and then get down to work. That's what he wants to do."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1997 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For the second time in a week, a Los Angeles Superior Court judge has denied a request to make public the transcripts of grand jury proceedings that led to the indictment of Mikail "Michael" Markhasev in the slaying of Ennis Cosby. Concluding that Markhasev's right to a fair trial could be compromised by release of the transcripts, Judge John H. Reid sided with the defense that the documents should remain sealed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 1999 | ANN W. O'NEILL
Murder cases and the tabloids . . . Home improvements . . . Faded photographs . . . Linda Evans gets exercised. Ennis Cosby's best friend is suing the National Enquirer over a story a year ago that reported he was jealous of Cosby and quarreled with him the night Cosby was murdered. Phil Caputo's Los Angeles Superior Court suit alleges that the article was wrong and seeks unspecified damages for defamation and invasion of privacy.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 25, 1998 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Citing what they say are forged confession letters, defense lawyers have asked Los Angeles Superior Court to free the man convicted of killing the son of Bill Cosby. Alternate Public Defender Henry J. Hall, in a petition prepared earlier this week, said that the informant, convicted forger David Gomez, admitted during an unrelated trial that he fabricated the jailhouse letters. In those letters, Mikhail H.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 21, 1998 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a highly unusual statement aired eight times over a two-hour period Wednesday night and Thursday morning--in which the word "apology" was used 10 times--top management at talk station KFI-AM (640) expressed deep regret, made corrections and offered retractions for comments made by nighttime host Tammy Bruce involving Camille and Bill Cosby and the murder of their son, Ennis. KFI's nearly five-minute apology was pre-recorded by program director David G.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 12, 1998 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As deputies led Mikail Markhasev out of the courtroom to spend the rest of his life in prison for murdering Bill Cosby's son, court papers released Tuesday show how the 1997 roadside homicide left the nationally known entertainer and members of his family intensely bitter toward his killer and unanimously in favor of the maximum possible sentence.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 11, 1998 | PATRICK KERKSTRA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Lawyers for the man convicted of killing Ennis Cosby asked for a new trial Monday, alleging jury misconduct and that the prosecution violated a court order barring any mention of gang affiliation. On July 7, a jury found 20-year-old Mikail Markhasev guilty of murdering entertainer Bill Cosby's son on a lonely road off the San Diego Freeway. After reviewing evidence that included letters handwritten by Markhasev claiming responsibility for the Jan.
NEWS
July 16, 1998 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As Ennis Cosby labored over a flat tire, Mikail Markhasev, high on cocaine and heroin, emerged from the cold, drizzly darkness, pointed a gun in his face and demanded money. Frightened, Cosby didn't move fast enough and apparently angered his assailant by asking him to just "hold on," according to newly released grand jury testimony. "He just blasted him," Michael Chang said, recounting a conversation with Markhasev just a few days after Ennis Cosby was killed. "He said he took too long."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 18, 1998 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The trial of the man accused of killing entertainer Bill Cosby's son during an attempted robbery continued moving at breakneck speed Wednesday as the judge completed jury selection and the lawyers predicted that they would finish their cases earlier than expected. A jury of six men and six women was selected to decide the fate of Mikhail Markhasev, the 19-year-old Ukrainian immigrant accused of killing Ennis Cosby.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 23, 1998 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The murder trial of the Ukrainian immigrant accused of killing entertainer Bill Cosby's son turned into a real whodunit Monday after a day of hard-hitting opening statements and the revelation of damning jailhouse correspondence allegedly written by the defendant. The prosecution said it will show that Mikhail Markhasev virtually admitted killing Ennis Cosby, 27, in letters and in comments to friends shortly after the shooting.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1998
In reading the Julianne Malveaux and Cynthia Tucker columns (Commentary, July 13, regarding the Ennis Cosby murder), I have to say that when talking about race one should stick to the facts. As Tucker notes, Ennis Cosby drove a Mercedes, wore a Rolex. Criminals like Mikail Markhasev go where the money is. By using race as an instrument of blame as is asserted by Camille Cosby in her USA Today column (July 8) and reinforced by Malveaux, we are not only off the mark, we are fueling the already intense flames of racial division.
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