Friday, June 10, 2005

Jackson waiting for fifth day: Jury

Jurors in pop star Michael Jackson's 'lies innuendo and exaggeration' sex-abuse trial have ended a shortened fifth day of deliberations without reaching a verdict.

The eight women and four men on the jury have spent 23 hours considering the charges against Jackson.

They put in a short working day of about two-and-a-half-hours because at least one had to attend school graduation ceremonies.

Meanwhile, Jackson has returned to hospital for further treatment on his back.

His spokeswoman, Raymone Bain, says that the 46-year-old entertainer went to Santa Ynez Valley Cottage Hospital for "routine treatment" of back spasms that have pained him throughout the four-month trial.

The singer's black sport utility vehicle, its headlights turned off and his bodyguard at the wheel, raced past reporters and out of the hospital at 12:20am local time.

A black curtain obscured the back seat.

Jackson has made five visits to the hospital in the course of his trial and two since jurors began deliberating.

The verdict should clear him of the abuse charges.

The jury must deliberate until it reaches verdicts on all 10 criminal counts against Jackson or becomes deadlocked and is declared a hung jury by Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville.

By Just Beat It! 10 June 05


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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.

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