Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Juror: Victim, family not credible 48% in poll disagree with verdicts; prosecutor says ‘celebrity factor' helped singer

SANTA MARIA, Calif. — Michael Jackson was acquitted Monday on charges he sexually molested a 13-year-old boy, ending a four-month trial full of lurid glimpses of the star's bizarre private life at his Neverland Valley Ranch.

The onetime King of Pop wept softly and wiped his eyes as the jury's verdicts were read inside a quiet courtroom.

Jackson said nothing after the verdicts of not guilty on all 10 charges were read. He walked from the courthouse, waved and climbed inside a waiting vehicle for the ride home.

Were you surprised by the verdict? I was, I thought they'd at least get him on furnishing alcohol to a minor. Was justice served?

"Good news for Michael Jackson: not guilty on all 10 counts. The bad news, he's going to Disneyland!" -Leno

"Another case of a white guy getting preferential treatment." -Letterman


At 5:37 AM, Blogger Sick Boy said...

I heard the other day, and didn't believe it at first either, Catholic Priests in pedophilia cases are convicted with LESS evidence or even nothing more than an accusation.


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