The defence team in Michael Jackson's trial effectively put Janet Arvizo on trial yesterday.
They brought in a welfare worker, who said that Janet Arvizo did not disclose on a welfare application that her family received funds from a $152K lawsuit settlement just 10 days earlier.
The implication of this, and earlier tactics by the defence, is clear; they are painting a picture of Janet as being a money grabbing, lying, cheating manipulator.
Janet Arvizo's former sister-in-law also appeared, she said that her attempts to hold blood drives for Gavin were contemptuously dismissed by Janet.
"She told me that she didn't need my (expletive) blood...that she needed money."
An accountant also gave testimony that the Arvizos notched up $7K in shopping and dining expenditure, during their 1 week "captivity".
It is very clear that the "captivity" story is bullshit.
I must question how it is that the prosecution were dumb enough to allow themselves to be duped by Janet Arvizo on this particular part of the case.