(KMOV) -- A St. Clair County judge has ordered a new murder trial for a man, ruling his trial attorneys should have been told the presiding judge and the key investigator were being investigated over drugs.
St. Clair County Circuit Judge Robert Haida on Wednesday granted 29-year-old William Cosby’s request for a new trial.
Jurors convicted Cosby in April of first-degree murder in last year’s shooting death of 31-year-old Antwan Thomas in East St. Louis.
The key investigator in the Cosby case, then East St. Louis police Detective Orlando Ward, was accused in May of cocaine-related charges. He has resigned.
Cook and Ward have pleaded not guilty.