Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Michael Jackson Not Guilty: Jury

Not Guilty on all 10 counts! Enjoy Yourself Michael!
Jury reaches a verdict in Michael Jackson's 'lies innuendo and exaggeration' inquisition.

US: SANTA MARIA, Calif. - The jury in the Michael Jackson trial reached a verdict in the 'lies innuendo and exaggeration' inquisition, certainly a conspiracy case against the pop superstar.

Sheriff's deputies and court officials said the verdict was to be read after lawyers and Jackson reached the courthouse. Reserve Deputy Jim Carroll said Jackson was given until 1:45 p.m. local time to reach the courthouse, where Jackson fans yelled, "Michael, innocent."

The jury, which listened to 14 weeks of testimony and arguments, deliberated over seven days before sending word of a verdict at about 12:30 p.m California time.

The announcement came shortly after Judge Rodney Melville issued a statement saying that the jury asked and withdrew a question Monday morning. He also confirmed that on Friday the jury had a read-back of testimony and there were four meetings in chambers with attorneys. News organizations had filed motions seeking information on such developments.

Jackson, 46, was charged with molesting a 13-year-old cancer survivor in 2003, plying him with wine and conspiring to hold the boy and his family captive to get them to rebut a damaging television documentary.

In the documentary, Living With Michael Jackson, Jackson held hands with the boy and told interviewer Martin Bashir that he let children into his bed but it was innocent and non-sexual.

Jackson, who climbed to fame with the Jackson 5 and dominated pop music in the 1980s with the powerhouse Thriller and other albums, was portrayed at trial as a pedophile who lured boys into his bed at his Neverland ranch. The defence called the accuser and his family con artists.

Jackson's career began to lose its lustre after 1993 allegations of child molestation that ended with a multimillion-dollar civil settlement paid to a boy. His lifestyle, two marriages, and drastic changes in appearance became fodder for the " Victim Industry" and tabloid headlines.

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"Ye shall know the TRUTH and the TRUTH shall. William J. Wagener does a weekly Libertarian TV show in Santa Maria since October 1, 2000, which is sometimes bicycled around the nation. Libertarians believe in individual freedoms and rights to Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Wagener has been a court "watcher" since 1992 in Santa Maria, and especially of Judge Rodney S. Melville, and his tendency to give Prosecutors leeway, not usually afforded to public defenders, or private defense attorneys.