In an unbelievable move, district attorney Tom Sneddon filed a motion to keep Jackson’s lawyers from cross-examining the accuser’s mother, the first civil attorney the family ran to (Bill Dickerman), and psychologist Stan Katz on July 27 2004. These people were all supposed to be cross-examined in court along with […]Continue Reading
[b]AMERICAN MORNING[/b] Democratic Governors Unite Behind Kerry; Judge Continues Jackson Molestation Case; Interview With Sen. Biden; Interview With Gov. Rendell; Interview With Howard Dean Aired July 28, 2004 – 07:00 ET … MARCIANO: Heidi, back to you in New York. COLLINS: All right. Thanks so much to you, Rob. Appreciate […]Continue Reading
[b]Lawyer Alleges Jackson Imprisoned Boy[/b] Wed Jul 28, 4:41 AM ET By LINDA DEUTSCH, AP Special Correspondent SANTA MARIA, Calif. – The first glimpse prosecutors gave of their case against Michael Jackson (news) turned out not to be of child molestation allegations but a bizarre tale of a family’s alleged […]Continue Reading
Michael Jackson goes on surprise shopping spree at Houston mall ABC13 Eyewitness News (7/27/04 – HOUSTON) A surprise visit by Michael Jackson to the Bayou City throws fans and shoppers into a frenzy. [img]http://a.abclocal.go.com/images/ktrk_072704_jackstory.jpg[/img] [i]Michael Jackson was accompanied by his entourage and a female friend who identified herself as […]Continue Reading
[b]Judge In Jackson Trial Grants Delay[/b] [i]Prosecution Claims Jackson Imprisoned Boy, Family At Neverland Ranch [/i] POSTED: 9:37 am PDT July 27, 2004 UPDATED: 5:14 pm PDT July 27, 2004 LOS ANGELES — The judge in the Michael Jackson case granted a request by the defense to delay the start […]Continue Reading
Sources say CNN Headline News just reported that the judge in the Michael Jackson case has granted the defense’s motion to delay the trial. The new trial date is Jan 31 2005, according to the report. For the judge to grant this delay, he must have found that prosecutors STILL […]Continue Reading
Defense Arguments Absent from Hearing Coverage? MJEOL Bullet #169 Some observers have noticed a lack of information as to what the defense presented in court today. Some, like us, have been waiting to hear the defenses arguments to some of the things prosecutors have been saying about this allegedly vast conspiracy to kidnap/abduct/imprison the accusers family by Jackson and his associates. What is striking is that in most of the early articles about what happened in court today, only 1-3 sentences are devoted to what Jacksons attorneys said in court, even though it was the defense who caused these witnesses to take the stand in the first place.
The majority of these earlier articles–thus far, from the AP, the LA Times and the likeran with headlines such as Prosecutors Say Jackson Imprisoned Family (LA Times); Jackson built Neverland ranch to entice children: lawyers (AFP); and Michael Jackson Accused of Imprisoning Boy (AFP).
But some information is leaking out through the screaming headlines. Sources inside the courtroom have said that the defense lawyers made the prosecution look like they were involved in misconduct and/or had something to hide.Continue Reading
Sneddon, Melville sagas are sidelights Except for me and the mixologist, the bar at the Santa Maria Inn was empty early Monday afternoon. Happy hour seemed a long way off. In the lobby, the registration clerk said that some of the biggest names in the press contingent assigned to cover […]Continue Reading
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 By Roger Friedman [Jackson] D.A.: Testimony From Questionable Witness Santa Barbara District Attorney Tom Sneddon used someone who is now being called a questionable witness to help lock down his case against Michael Jackson. According to papers uncovered by The Smoking Gun website, Sneddon brought in […]Continue Reading
Jackson’s team to seek dismissal By Quintin Cushner/Staff Writer Michael Jackson’s lawyers are expected to argue in court today in Santa Maria that a child-molestation indictment against the singer should be dismissed because prosecutors bungled grand jury proceedings. Jackson, 45, has pleaded not guilty to engaging in lewd acts with […]Continue Reading