KCAL9 News at 4 p.m. (April 26)


BILL COSBY, THREE WORDS FOR YOU:GUILTY, GUILTY, GUILTY! LEYNA: BILL COSBY GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS OF SEXUAL ASSAULT. HE WAS CONVICTED OF DRUGGING AND HOME STING A WOMAN IN 2004. JUAN: THE VERDICT CONTINUES, THE DOWNFALL OF THE COMIC LEGEND ONCE NICKNAMED AMERICA’S DAD. AMY JOHNSON STANDING BY WITH LOCAL REACTION BUT FIRST SANDRA MITCHELL IS IN THE NEWS WITH THE STORY OF THE VERDICT. REPORTER: YOU’RE RIGHT, THIS IS A ICON. TODAY HE’S A CONVICTED FELON. HE’S GOT TO REGISTER AS A SEX OFFENDER T. JURY FOUND HIM GUILTY ON ALL THREE COUNTS. SOME OF BILL COSBY’S ACCUSERS LEFT THE COURTROOM IN TEARS AFTER THE JURY FOUND HIM GUILTY OF THREE COUNTS OF AGGRAVATED INDECENT ASSAULT. I’M SO WEAK WITH EMOTION AND GRATITUDE I CAN BARELY STAND. WE ARE VINDICATED WE ARE VALIDATED AND WE ARE NOW PART OF THE TSUNAMI OF WOMEN’S POWER AND JUSTICE. REPORTER: AFTER THE VERDICT COSBY SHOUTED IN THE COURTROOM, CALLING THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY AN A-HOLE. THE DISTRICT SAID HE WAS A FLIGHT RISK. HE USED SUPPORTERS TO HELP CONCEAL HIS CRIMES. COSBY’S DEFENSE ATTORNEYS SAYS THEY WILL APPEAL. WE DON’T THINK MR. COSBY IS GUILTY OF ANYTHING. THE FIGHT IS NOT OVER. DURING THE TRIAL ACCUSER ANDREA CONSTAND TESTIFIED HE DRUGGED AND MOLESTED HER IN 2004T. JURY HEARD FROM 5 OTHER WOMEN INCLUDING FORMER MODEL JANICE DICKSON. THEY TESTIFIED THAT COSBY DRUGGED AND ASSAULTED THEM. COSBY INSISTED HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH CONSTAND WAS CONSENSUAL T. DISTRICT PRAISED CONSTAND CALLED HER BRAVE. SHE SHOWED COURAGE. SHE STEPPED UP. SHE WENT FORWARD AND WE GOT TO THE RIGHT RESULT. WHEN SHE LEFT THE COURTROOM ANDREA CONSTAND WAS SMILING BUT HASN’T COMMENTED ON THE VERDICT. COSBY FACES UP TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON ON EACH OF THE THREE CONVICTIONS. SO THIS AFTERNOON HE IS FREE. HE’S OUT ON ONE MILLION DOLLARS BAIL BUT THE JUDGE TOLD BILL COSBY NOT TO LEAVE HIS HOME IN PENNSYLVANIA. HE’S GOING TO BE FITTED WITH AN ELECTRONIC MONITOR DEVICE. NO DATE FOR SENTENCE. LEYNA: IN THE WAKE OF THE ME TOO MOVEMENT REACTION TO THE GUILTY VERDICT FAST AND FURIOUS. AMY JOHNSON CONTINUES COVERAGE FROM MIRACLE MILE. REPORTER: ALTHOUGH THE FIRST BILL COSBY TRIAL ENDED IN MISS TRIAL PEOPLE I SPOKE WITH TODAY SAID THEY WEREN’T SURPRISED THIS JURY FOUND HIM GUILTY AND DIDN’T TAKE LONG. HER VICTORY IS OUR VICTORY. BRENDA GUTIERREZ ORGANIZED THE L.A. ME TOO RALLY AND REACTED TO THE VERDICT. JUST HEARING THAT VERDICT I’M SURE FELT LIKE JUSTICE TO A LOT OF OTHER WOMEN THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO COME FORWARD. SHE LIKE SO MANY OTHERS WONDER HOPE THE ME TOO MOVEMENT PLAYED A ROLE IN COSBY’S GUILTY VERDICT. IT TOOK OFF THE VEIL OFF OUR EYES. NOW WE SEE THAT THIS HAPPENS MORE THAN IT SHOULD LIKE IT HAPPENS TO A LOT OF WOMEN IF NOT ALL WOMEN IN ONE WAY OR ANOTHER SO I THINK THIS WAS MORE OF A HEY THIS IS HAPPENING. WE CAN’T NOT TALK ABOUT IT ANYMORE. ALTHOUGH IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY IF THE MOVEMENT HELPED LEAD TO A CONVICTION THE VERDICT IS CREATING CHANGE. SOONER OR CONSEQUENCES FOR ALL OF THESE ALLEGATIONS SO I DON’T THINK COMES AS A HUGE SURPRISE TO THE COMMUNITY THAT WE GOT THE GUILTY VERDICT TODAY. REBECCA IS SENIOR REPORT WEATHER THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER. I THINK THE VERDICT COULD BE A SOBERING REALITY FOR ANYBODY WHO HAS SIMILAR SKEL TONS IN THEIR CLOSET BECAUSE THIS WAS A MAN WHO IT WASN’T JUST THAT HE WAS SUCCESSFUL BUT HE WAS LIONIZED. SHE SAYS MANY OF HIS SUPPORTERS WERE SILENT TODAY. THERE AREN’T A LOT OF VOCAL DEFENDERS, WHICH DOES SHOW THAT YOU THE SENTIMENT IS THIS IS SOMETHING WE WON’T STAND FOR ANYMORE. I DON’T CARE HOW MUCH I LOVED YOU WHEN I WAS YOUNGER IF YOU DID THIS YOU DESERVE TO PAY THE CONSEQUENCES. SHE SAID SHE WON’T BE SURPRISED IF MORE OF THE ALLEGATIONS IN HOLLYWOOD END UP IN COURT ROOMS. GUTIERREZ SAYS SHE HOPES THIS LEADS TO MORE CONVERSATION AND PEOPLE UNDERSTAND WHAT CONSENT IS. I’LL SEND IT BACK TO YOU. JUAN: PROSECUTORS REVEALED THEY USED ANCESTRY SEARCH WEB SITES TO HELP CATCH THE MAN SAY IS THE IS INFAMOUS GOLDEN STATE KILLEDER. DeANGELO IS HELD WITHOUT BAIL AT THE COUNTY JAIL. THIS MORNING INVESTIGATORS STILL SEARCHING THE CITRUS HEIGHTS HOME HE SHARED WITH HIS DAUGHTER AND GRANDDAUGHTER. SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT EXPECTS TO GET MORE SEARCH WARRANTS IN THE COMING DAYS TO LOOK AT THE GROCERY DID, CENTER WHERE DeANGELO WORKED FOR NEAR LE THREE DECADES. HIS ARREST BROUGHT RELIEF TO THE VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILIES. I HOPE I CAN STAND UP AND TELL HIM THAT HE DIDN’T DESTROY MY LIFE AND LIKE MANY OTHERS WHO SURVIVED HIM WENT ON TO HAVE A GOOD LIFE. JUAN: THE 72-YEAR-OLD DeANGELO IS ACCUSED OF KILLING 12 PEOPLE AND RAPING AT LEAST 50 WOMEN FROM E SACRAMENTO TO IRVINE. WE ARE LEARNING HE WAS ONCE A LONG BEACH RESIDENT. HE LIVED IN THIS THREE-BEDROOM HOUSE ON HACKETT AVENUE IN THE 1980s. FOR 23 YEARS DAVE CLEMENS AND HIS FAMILY LIVED THERE. YES. I WAS VERY SURPRISED TO HEAR THAT. I HAVEN’T TALKED TO MY SON YET BUT MY WIFE THOUGHT IT WAS CREEPY. JUAN: PUBLIC RECORDS SHOWED DeANGELO ONCE LIVED IN WHITTIER. LEYNA: PRESIDENT TRUMP SPOKE OUT ABOUT THE STORMY DANIELS CASE TODAY THE SAME DAY HIS PERSONAL ATTORNEY WAS IN COURT MICHAEL COHEN HAD A HEARING ON THE FBI RAID OF HIS OFFICE. REPORTER: PRESIDENT TRUMP’S PERSONAL LAWYER MICHAEL COHEN LEFT A HEARING IN MANHATTAN THURSDAY, AFTER A JUDGE APPOINTED A SPECIAL MASTER IN THE CASE. FORMER JUDGE BARBARA JONES WILL DECIDE WHO VIEWS DOCUMENTS SEIZED BY FBI IN RAIDS OF COHEN’S HOME AN OFFICE THIS MONTH. THE LAWYER FOR STORMY DANIELS WHO IS SUING COHEN APPLAUDED THE MOVE. WE THINK THAT SHE IS NOTHING SHORT OF AN EXCEPTIONAL CHOICE. COHEN IS BEING FOR POSSIBLE BANK AND TAX FRAUD. SOME OF THE EVIDENCE SEIZED INVOLVES HIS PAYMENT OF $130,000 TO DANIELS THE ADULT FILM ACTRESS WHO CLAIMS SHE HAD SEX WITH MR. TRUMP IN 2006. ON THURSDAY FOX AND FRIENDS THE PRESIDENT TRIED TO DISTANCE HIMSELF FROM COHEN’S LEGAL PROBLEMS. HE’S A BUSINESSMAN. I DON’T KNOW HIS BUSINESS BUT THIS DOESN’T HAVE TO DO WITH ME. HOW MUCH WORK COHEN DID THE PRESIDENT SAID IT WAS A SMALL PERCENTAGE. A TINY FRACTION BUT MY GOAL WOULD REPRESENTS ME WITH THIS CRAZY STORMY DANIELS DEAL. THE SPECIAL MASTER WILL DETERMINE WHICH EVIDENCE IS SHIELDED BY ATTORNEY-CLIENT PRIVILEGE. BUT PROSECUTORS ARGUE THE PRESIDENT’S OWN COMMENTS ON MORNING TELEVISION SHOWED THAT FEW MATERIALS SEIZED ARE ACTUALLY PRIVILEGED. NICKY BATISTE NEW YORK. JUAN: THE FIRST STEP IN PROTECTING SPECIAL COUNSEL ROB MULE FORMER BEING FIRED CLEARED CAPITOL HILL, SENATE COMMITTEE VOTED TO ADVANCE A BILL THAT SETS UP GUIDELINES. SOME SENATORS WANTED TO INTRODUCE A NON-BINDING BILL THAT WOULDN’T BE AS STRONG BUT ONE AUTHOR ARGUED PROTECTING MULER IS CRUCIAL. THIS SHOULD NOT BE A PENALIZED MOMENT. SHOULD THE UNITED STATES OR THEIR ASSOCIATES BE UNDER INVESTIGATION BY SPECIAL COUNSEL THERE ARE CHECKS AN BALANCES. JUAN: MAJORITY LEADER MITCH McCONNELL SAID HE WON’T BRING TO IT THE FLOOR. LEYNA: WHITE HOUSE DOCTOR RONNY JACKSON WITH DREW AS VIRGINIA NOMINEE. THERE ARE ALLEGATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL MISCONDUCT DRINKING PROBLEMS AND IRRESPONSIBLE MEDICATION DID, HIS CONFIRMATION HEARINGS WERE DELAYED EARLIER THIS WEEK. PRESIDENT TRUMP TODAY CALLED JACKSON A GREAT MAN AND SAID HE WAS TREATED VERY UNFAIRLY. THE YEAS ARE 57, THE NAYS42. JUAN: WITH THAT CIA DIRECTOR MIKE POMPEO IS NEW SECRETARY OF STATE, THE SENATE VOTED TODAY TO CONFIRM HIS NOMINATION. HE IS PRESIDENT TRUMP’S SECOND SECRETARY OF STATE AFTER MR. TRUMP DISMISSED REX TILLERSON. SHORT TIME AGO THE WHITE HOUSE RELEASED THESE PHOTOS OF POMPEO MEETING NORTH KOREAN LEADER KIM JONG-UN, PRESIDENT TRUMP BROUGHT UP RELEASING HIS PHOTOS WITH FOX AND FRIENDS. PRESIDENT TRUMP IS EXPECTED TO MEET WITH THE NORTH KOREAN LEADER IN THE NEAR FUTURE. LEYNA: FOR PEOPLE IN DISTRESS 911 MAY BE THEIR ONLY LIFELINE BUT WHAT IF THEY DON’T PICK UP OR DO PICK UP BUT DON’T HELP YOU? RANDY PAIGE IS IN THE NEWS ROOM WITH HIS STORY ABOUT ONE FAMILY WHO LIVED THROUGH THE TRAGEDY OF BEING LEFT WAITING. THIS IS A HEARTBREAKING STORY ABOUT A LITTLE GIRL WHO COULDN’T BREATHE. PEOPLE CALLED THAT WERE TRANSFERRED TO THE WRONG ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ WE USED TO LOVE TO LAUGH TOGETHER. A FAMILY FULL OF GIRLS AND THIS ONE THEY ALL SAY IS STILL AN INSPIRATION. GREAT PERSON. FROM THE TIME SHE WAS A BABY 11-YEAR-OLD ASHLEY STRUGGLED WITH CHRONIC ASTHMA. SHE WAS, SAY, I DON’T WANNA DIE. SHE ALWAYS FOUND A WAY TO SHINE EVEN FROM HER HOSPITAL BED. SHE HAD A LOVE FOR EVERY ONE. ESPECIALLY HER DOG LUNA. SHE WOULD TAKE THAT DOG EVERYWHERE. ASHLEY, LUNA AND HER LONGER SISTER CAMILLA WERE INSEPERABLE. FIRE DEPARTMENT. BABY IS NOT BREATHING. SHE’S [BLEEP] PURPLE. REPORTER: IT’S CALLED A FAMILY LEFT WAITING. I’LL HAVE THAT FULL STORY ON “KCAL9 NEWS” AT 10:00. JUAN: STILL TO COME RIGHT HERE AT 4:00, THE TWEETS JUST KEEP ON COMING. KANYE WEST CONTINUES HIS TWEET STORM WITH A MUSIC LEGEND. LEYNA: WE ARE LESS THAN AN HOUR AWAY FROM THE NFL DRAFT. WE CHECK WITH SPORTS DIRECTOR JIM HILL LIVE AT A CHARGERS DRAFT PARTY. JUAN: A NEW WAY TO GET TO DODGERS STADIUM IS COMING, HOW YOU’LL BE ABLE TO ARRIVE BY AIR. THE STORY IS COMING UP. GREG. A COOL SEA BREEZE BLOWING THROUGH NICE OVER SANTA MONICA. THAT’S GOING TO GIVE US THE CHANCE FOR SCATTERED SHOWERS. I’LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN COMING UP.

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