Michael Jackson's Trials

Michael Jackson's Trials


The Ongoing Trials of The Late Michael Jackson

Saturday, August 28, 2004

What Happens Now?

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff, Jim Anderson, has stated publicly this week that:

"We at the Santa Barbara Sheriff's Department pride ourselves in our professional service ethic,...Clearly, Mr. Jackson was no exception to the exercise of this particular ethic."

The question now, is whether the Sheriff will take legal action against Jackson for making false accusations on TV.

Friday, August 27, 2004

Latest Odds

I understand that online bookmaker Betonsports.com is offering betting odds on the Michael Jackson trial.

  • On being found guilty of at least one count (-160)

  • On being found not guilty of all charges (+120)

  • A mistrial (+500)

  • On committing suicide to avoid the trial (+1000)

  • On fleeing the country (+200)

  • On returning back to Planet Zorg (+15000)

  • Fleeing the country with R Kelly to start a brothel in the Phillipines (+15000).

Tuesday, August 24, 2004


Yesterday, Sheriff Jim Anderson, the Santa Barbara County sheriff said that he felt vindicated by a state attorney general's report; that found no evidence in Michael Jackson's claims that he was manhandled, during his arrest for child molestation.

Evidence Dismissed

Judge Rodney Melville, presiding over Michael Jackson's pretrial hearings, has ruled that around 70 pieces of evidence obtained by the prosecution were inadmissible. That leaves another 34 pieces, or so, that could be used in the trial in January.

The grounds for dismissal of these 70 pieces of evidence, being that the authorities overstepped their authority when they searched Neverland in November 2003.

Melville requested to see written arguments on whether eight other items seized had been taken legally, he will then decide as to whether they can be admitted.

The deadline for written arguments is 3 September, the next hearing is set for 16 September.

Needless to say, the media is now "gagging" to see what evidence has been dismissed from the trial.

Monday, August 23, 2004

Too Many Secrets

The secret evidence, at the heart of Michael Jackson's child molestation case, will be the prime focus of today's pretrial hearings in Santa Barbara.

Michael Jackson's defence team accuse district attorney Tom Sneddon of obtaining some potentially illegal evidence, and are trying to get it dismissed.

It is also reported that a death threat by email, was made against Michael Jackson last week.

The message was traced to Ontario in Canada. Adrian Poffley, 26, of Kitchener, Ontario has been charged with sending the threat; and is scheduled to appear in court in September.

Sunday, August 22, 2004

Don't Call Me Wacko

Michael Jackson has issued a statement expressing his exasperation at the media intrusion into his and his family's life, and the tabloid name "Wacko".

He also denied being the father of quads.

I would venture to suggest that the unstinting media coverage, is the price you pay for fame.