Defense rests in Michael Jackson case
Saturday, May 28, 2005
After a final piece of videotaped testimony from the accuser in the Michael Jackson case, the defense rested on Friday.
The interview was taped by the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Department on July 6, 2003. The contents of the tape mostly repeated earlier testimony given by the boy describing Michael Jackson's alleged acts of molestation. Judge Rodney S. Melville instructed the jurors "only to observe the demeanor, manner and attitude of the witness", and that the boy's "statements are not to be considered for the truth of the matter stated."
Closing arguments could begin as early as Wednesday.
- March 29, 2005: Past Jackson abuse claims to be used in court
- March 11, 2005: Judge threatened Michael Jackson with jail
- February 8, 2005: Michael Jackson pre-trial starts
- Tim Molloy. "Defense Suddenly Rests in Jackson Case" — , May 28, 2005