Ennis Cosby's Murder

A timeline about Bill Cosby, His son Ennis, and the man who murdered Ennis

Ennis Cosby

Ennis Cosby Born

April 15, 1969


born in Los Angeles, had four sisters, two older, two younger

Studied hard but got low grades

1980 - 1988

really struggled in high school and barely graduated

Diagnosed as dyslexia

1988

Follow Parents' friend suggestion to took a test for dyslexia, while he was attending Morehouse College

Enrolled in Landmark college

06/01/1990

Summer program, Only college exclusively for students with learning disabilities

helped quell the unrest

1992

riots erupted in the downtown Atlanta and threatened to spread to Morehouse

Graduated Morehouse College

May 1992

Morehouse college is a private, all-male, liberal arts, historically black college in Atlanta, Georgia

Graduate School at Teacher's College, Columbia University

September 1992 - January 16, 1997

Ph.D. candidate in special education at Columbia University, he was working on his doctorate when he was killed,

Started to Tutor Public School student "Walter Douglas"

October 1992 - January 1997

He started tutoring the young man in 1992 and continued to be his mentor until his death

Earned Master's degree

05/1995

In special education at Teacher's Collge

Murderd

01/16/1997

shot in his head as he was changing the flat tire of his Mercedes Benz in freeway in California

Buried

01/19/1997

buried in private cemetery, the Cosbys placed a sign on the front lawn, saying"Hello Friend"

Scholarship Fund

9/8/1997

Bill Cosby

Born, Bill Cosby

07-12-1937

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

7/12/1937

Went to US navy

1956 - 1960

Worked as a Hospital Corpsman

Career as an Stand up comedian

1962

Started at Philadelphia

Got married with Camille Hanks

1/25/1964

His fame

1965

First black performer,appeared as "Alexander Scott" in "I Spy", won an Emmy award

I Spy

9-15-1965

First TV drama show with a black character in which the role was not specifically written to be "black" (Cosby)

The Bill Cosby Show

1969 - 1971

Fat Albert animated TV series

1972 - 1985

Fame

1972 - 1984

Educational cartoon: Fat Albert and the Cosby kids, The new Fat Albert and the Cosby kids

Received an MA From the University of Massachusetts

1972

Ed.D., University of Massachusetts

1977

Earned a doctoral degree in Education in University of Massachusetts

The Cosby Show

1984 - 1992

His greatest television success, The Cosby show

9/20/1984 - 4/30/1992

Recall his son

3/1/1997

Visited the scene of murder and placed a cross which bore the message"Thank you, friend"

Scholarship Funds

9/8/1997

Cosby Event Raises Scholarship Funds

Against death penality

1998

spoke out against giving Markhasev the death penalty

The Presidential Medal of Freedom

2002

Awarded The Presidential Medal of Freedom for his contributions to television

Become an active member of The Jazz Foundation Of America.

2004

Mikail Markhasev

This is the man who killed Ennis during a mugging

Lived in Ukraine

1978 - 1989

born in L'vov Ukraine, Russia

12/8/1978

came to USA with mother from Ukraine

1989

got all As and Bs in 5th and 6tgh grades

1990 - 1991

transferred to gift and talented program

1992

mother moved with him to Encino

1995

to escape the Latino gangs that he was interested in

10th grade dropped out of HS

1995

pleaded innocent

3/28/1997

convicted of murdering Ennis cosby

7/7/1998

sentenced to life withour parole

8/11/1998

Confessed his guilt

2001