White smoke seen from California courtroom
that must mean the jury has reached a verdict in the Michael Jackson case.
Yup...they're suppose to announce the decision at 4:30...in about 20 minutes.
I'll be right here to comment. I think it'll be a partial conviction with no jailtime. I'm liveblogging the verdict.
UPDATE: Yall can't tell me Mike ain't black....he's supposed to be there by 4:30, he's just rolling in at 4:50. How are you going to be late for your own verdict?
UPDATE 4:59: Mike finally gets into the courthouse. Tito is the only one in the family that looks like he did 30 years ago. That's a crying shame.
The verdict: NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNTS.
Then again, I figured that. I knew he wasn't going to be found guilty of the molestation charges, which really amounted to nothing but Jackson's word against the teenager. But I thought they might get him on the intoxication charges.
I felt the prosecution knew they didn't have a case, yet went for it anyway. Sneddon will have a problem trying to convince the county to allow him to keep his job after this embarrassment. But I also said that about Paul Howard after the Ray Lewis trial. Let's hope California is more competent than Atlanta.
UPDATE: Can anyone explain why Drudge has a picture of Sneedon and the caption under it says "Arrest This Man!"? Drudge is a little over the top with that one.
Posted at 04:10 pm by Expertise