Saying he didn't want jurors to be distracted from their duties, the judge who will preside over the Ennis Cosby murder trial has banned cameras from his courtroom.

"Criminal cases which involve the children of celebrities are the types of cases which should not be televised or publicized in any fashion directly from the courtroom," Superior Court Judge David Perez said in an opinion released Monday.Mikail Markhasev, 19, a Ukrainian immigrant who has a history of gang affiliations, has been charged with shooting Bill Cosby's son to death on Jan. 16, 1997. Ennis Cosby was 27.