The Prosecution in the Michael Jackson trial spent yesterday trying to salvage the tattered reputation of the Arvizo clan.
They called witnesses to try to rehabilitate the Arvizo's reputation, and to rebut the accusation that the Arvizos received a $152K settlement based on fraudulent claims of assault and battery from J.C. Penney security guards.
The defence claim that the bruises that Janet received were from her abusive ex -husband.
A Kaiser Hospital representative testified that Janet Arvizo walked into the emergency room at 1:11 a.m. on Aug. 28 for treatment. The implication was that there was no time for her husband to go home and beat her up before she showed up at the hospital.
However, jurors weren't given definitive answers about whether her bruises were fraud or fact.
The medical questionnaire filled out by the jailer, indicated that she refused medical treatment and did not exhibit any symptoms that suggested a need for emergency care.
The emergency room records, according to the witness, noted only that she was discharged at 4:15 a.m. in "good condition," that her X-rays were "normal".
It will take more than that to salvage the Arvizo family name.