Wednesday, March 30, 2005


Well as you know the prosecution got off to a weak start in the Michael Jackson child molestation trial as the defense team proceeded to slaughter the initial witness list, bringing up contradictions in testimony, going on a RAMPAGE about extortion, and so on and so forth.

But now they are coming back. Or starting to. They have big plans now to bring to the stand a whole host of people who plan to corroborate the stories of abuse at the Neverland Ranch and make the testimony of the alleged victim of all this alleged abuse look completely credible, with his testimony less likely to be impeached, All this spells bad news for Michael Jackson. Now he's going to get really hammered and look like the sickest individual out there.

And helping matters was a ruling the other day that the judge will allow in evidence about alleged past abuse as part of the trial. So Jacko's case is suddenly a lot weaker. It was very easy to argue a case when they were trying to shred the testimony of this one kid. Now they are going to have to contend with a flood of testimony and surprise witnesses, and if you ask me, this is trouble for Jacko. This is Marv Albert all over again. It's following the same script, because they brought in surprise witnesses in that one too, to make Albert look bad. This is also the type of judicial decision that could be subject to appeal- if it comes to that.

Another piece of news is that George Lopez is being called as a prosecution witness and you can find out more about that on that link I gave you.

The prosecutors are also making a case that Jacko is BROKE. They want to show that the defense argument that this is all about the mother trying to extort money out of Jacko, is bogus, because, well, actually Jacko has no money. Well all I will say is that by the time this trial is over Jacko definitely will have no money. He'll have spent it on lawyers, and his record sales and reputation will be in the toilet after all those witnesses testify against him. Another reason I still say watch out for a deal, but I must admit that so far Jacko is hanging tough and so are prosecutors.

And of course the big news is that there's one less defense attorney for criminals to hire, Johnnie Cochran has died of a brain tumor. "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit!"

Read on the TVNewser blog that the legal TV shows were all going nuts over the death of Johnnie Cochran, Nancy Grace had a lot to say about it on her show.

Also, found something at the website of Cochran's law firm, paying tribute to him. Don't worry about his law firm, it'll survive. It's got something like 125 lawyers in about a dozen U.S. states doing personal injury lawsuits for millions of dollars (seems Cochran had moved into the PI field.)

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