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February 10, 2001 | TWILA DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying he wanted to do the right thing, the man convicted of killing Bill Cosby's only son, Ennis, has written a letter to the California attorney general's office confessing to the crime and asking that his 1998 appeal be dropped. "It is based on falsehood and deceit. I am guilty and I want to do the right thing," Mikail Markhasev, 22, wrote in the letter. "More than anything, I want to apologize to the victim's family.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2001 | TWILA DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying he wanted to do the right thing, the man convicted of killing Bill Cosby's only son, Ennis, has written a letter to the California attorney general's office confessing to the crime and asking that his 1998 appeal be dropped. "It is based on falsehood and deceit. I am guilty and I want to do the right thing," Mikail Markhasev, 22, wrote in the letter. "More than anything, I want to apologize to the victim's family.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1997
Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams acknowledged Thursday he was aware that the key witness in the Ennis Cosby slaying was unable to identify the suspect as the gunman, but said the issue does not "hinder the prosecution." Defense attorney Charles L. Lindner, however, has said the witness "categorically eliminated" 18-year-old Mikail "Michael" Markhasev from a suspect lineup. Prosecutors have refused to comment on the matter or whether it affects the strength of their case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 10, 2001 | TWILA DECKER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Saying he wanted to do the right thing, the man convicted of killing Bill Cosby's only son, Ennis, has written a letter to the California attorney general's office confessing to the crime and asking that his 1998 appeal be dropped. "It is based on falsehood and deceit. I am guilty and I want to do the right thing," Mikail Markhasev, 22, wrote in the letter. "More than anything, I want to apologize to the victim's family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1997 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An 18-year-old North Hollywood youth pleaded not guilty Friday to killing Ennis Cosby during an attempted robbery two months ago. Mikail "Michael" Markhasev, wearing a blue jailhouse jumpsuit, showed little emotion as his attorneys entered pleas on charges that could potentially send him to death row if convicted.
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May 1, 1997 | MATT LAIT and ERIC MALNIC, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Two friends of Mikail "Michael" Markhasev--the man accused of killing entertainer Bill Cosby's son Ennis--said they witnessed "to some extent" the fatal shooting on a roadside in the Santa Monica Mountains, according to a source. It was the first indication that there were any witnesses to the killing of the 27-year-old Cosby on Jan. 16.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1997 | ALAN ABRAHAMSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Asked at a police lineup to point out the killer of Ennis Cosby, a witness did not identify the 18-year-old North Hollywood youth whom police have called the shooter, a defense lawyer said Wednesday. In a development that could raise significant doubts about the strength of the prosecution case, the witness "categorically eliminated" 18-year-old Mikail "Michael" Markhasev from a lineup of half a dozen suspects, defense lawyer Charles L. Lindner said.
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October 15, 1997 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for the suspect in Ennis Cosby's death complained in court Tuesday that the district attorney's office has not been forthcoming with all potential evidence in the case, including a purported confession by an unidentified man in custody last month in Riverside. The request that authorities turn over more documents came during a hearing in which Santa Monica Superior Court Judge David D.
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April 12, 1997 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Los Angeles County Grand Jury indictment against the alleged slayer of Ennis Cosby will remain sealed for another three weeks, a Superior Court judge decided Friday. The Thursday indictment against Mikail "Michael" Markhasev, 18, is believed to include the same charges--murder and attempted robbery--already leveled by the district attorney's office.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 1997 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The accused killer of Ennis Cosby pleaded not guilty in Superior Court on Tuesday to charges of murder and attempted robbery. Meanwhile, attorneys engaged in a dispute over whether grand jury transcripts and other documents in the case should be publicly disclosed. Defendant Mikail "Michael" Markhasev, 18, did not speak during a brief appearance before Judge John F. Reid.
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.
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.
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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
July 12, 1998 | STEVE BERRY and ABIGAIL GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mikail Markhasev, who emigrated 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, the former Los Alamitos High School student 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.
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.
NEWS
July 8, 1998 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mikail Markhasev, a former honor student turned gang member, was found guilty Tuesday of murdering the son of entertainer Bill Cosby, bringing an unexpectedly quick finish to a trial that has captured nationwide attention. A racially mixed jury of six men and six women deliberated less than six hours before reaching unanimous verdicts on a two-count indictment accusing Markhasev of killing Ennis Cosby, a 27-year-old doctoral student, in the early morning of Jan. 16, 1997.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1997 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Forensic tests on the .38-caliber revolver linked by authorities to the murder of Ennis Cosby did not reveal any identifiable fingerprints, according to a Los Angeles Police Department report obtained Thursday. The significance of the LAPD's March 10 finding is unclear because it is not known if other tests link the gun to murder suspect Mikail "Michael" Markhasev, 18.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 19, 1997 | GREG KRIKORIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A Superior Court judge, in the wake of repeated disclosures about evidence against the accused killer of Ennis Cosby, issued an order Friday barring attorneys from making any statements relating to facts in the case. Defense lawyers said Judge John Reid issued his gag order during a closed-door hearing. The order was not put in writing.
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July 7, 1998 | STEVE BERRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As entertainer Bill Cosby made his first courtroom appearance in the three-week trial of his son's accused killer, a jury heard emotional closing arguments Monday before beginning deliberations on the fate of Mikail Markhasev. The orations lasted nearly four hours, but the arguments by both sides were simple.
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