Jan. 16, 2016 will mark 19 years since Ennis , Bill Cosby’s then-27-year-old son, was shot and killed by a man named Mikhail Markhasev in what law enforcement authorities in LA believe was an attempted robbery.
And while the Ukrainian immigrant has since confessed to the crime, he recently sent a letter to Radar Online in which he seemingly denies allegations made in an upcoming “tell-all” called Cosby’s Love Child, which claims the since-disgraced comedian, 78, had his own son killed to prevent Ennis from revealing that the Cosby Show star fathered a “love child” out of wedlock.
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Markhasev’s 1997 booking photo. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
“Ennis’ only fault was being in the path of a wicked idiot like myself,” the seemingly remorseful criminal, 36, writes.
“The senseless tragedy of his untimely death and the sacred sorrow experienced by his family is something that I hope you will never have to experience, and yet it happens daily in the world.”
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Mikhail, who was a teenager when he committed the atrocious crime, is currently serving a life sentence behind bars.
In his letter to Radar, he also expressed sympathy towards the elder Cosby, who has been accused of sexual assault by more than 50 women.
Bill Cosby with son Ennis and daughters Erinn and Erika in 1977. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
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“As for Mr. Cosby, he showed me much mercy which I didn’t deserve,” he writes. “And I’m praying for him, for his family and all of the women.”