Prosecution Rests in Michael Jackson Case

Jackson Trial Update
Wednesday May 4, 2005

The prosecution rested today in the Michael Jackson trial. Every reporter I've seen (except one I muted because she's been overly biased since day 1 and isn't really a journalist, she just plays one on tv) has said the prosecution fell way short of what it needs to get a conviction against Michael Jackson.

My view: Terrible job by the prosecution. They didn't fulfill the promises they made in opening and just about every one of their witnesses had enough baggage to sink the Titanic. If there's a "man overboard" here, it's DA Tom Sneddon, not Michael Jackson.

The only thing that could redeem this case from the garbage dump is if Michael Jackson testifies and comes across poorly. Earth to Michael: Stay off the stand.

The defense filed this motion (pdf) today seeking to have Judge toss the charges. We call this a "half-time" motion, it's officially a Motion for Judgment of Acquittal that's made in every case after the prosecution finishes presenting its evidence. The majority of the motion focuses on the conspiracy charges.

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  • Re: Prosecution Rests in Michael Jackson Case (none / 0) (#1)
    by Jlvngstn on Sat Dec 17, 2005 at 12:58:46 PM EST
    I think Michael has proven every time he has conducted an interview that he comes off very poorly and unsympathetic. Stay off the stand is an understatement.