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As the Circus Draws to an End...
Michael Jacksonís attorneys have had, so far, a swimmingly excellent time of it in his molestation trial. They made every single prosecution witness, to a one, look like a buffoon, a liar, a swindler or a serious prosecutorial mistake. Even Mr. Jacksonís ex-wife, called as a prosecution witness, ended up bolstering the defense with her testimony. This media circus is coming to a close, with the defense having a jolly old time calling additional witnesses that rebut the prosecutionís witnesses. We find out that the maid who implicated Jackson stole from the man. In fact, she is the third or fourth person who had something bad to say about Michael Jackson, only after being busted for stealing from him.
The grand finale to this circus draws nearer, since it appears that Michael Jackson himself has decided to testify in his own defense. That will nail the coffin in this case, because there is no sane defense attorney who will put a guilty client on the stand to be shredded by the prosecutors on cross-examination.
"The prosecution would try anything and everything at this point, because they know that their case is too weak to win, and the defense is only getting started with its broadsides."
The prosecution would try anything and everything at this point, because they know that their case is too weak to win, and the defense is only getting started with its broadsides. I was mildly surprised that Judge Melville made the comments that he did when he denied the defenseís motion for a directed verdict last Thursday, after the prosecution rested. Judge Melville all but said that he was unconvinced in Mr. Jacksonís guilt, and made some very direct comments about the credibility of the prosecution witnesses.
This leads me to believe that the prosecution has to be very, very desperate. Personally, if I were Jacksonís attorney, I would hesitate putting my innocent client on the stand for fear of some slipup caused by desperate courtroom tactics from the prosecution. As it stands now, Michael Jackson, an innocent man, is going to get acquitted. This circus will end with a whimper.