1. Tom Sneddon, Former Michael Jackson Prosecutor, Dead at 73

    November 02, 2014 5:46 PM EST Tom Sneddon , the former district attorney who sought twice to try Michael Jackson on child molestation charges and was disparaged in one of the pop star's songs, has died. Sneddon died Saturday at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital after a battl ...

  2. Tom Sneddon, Former Michael Jackson Prosecutor, Dead at 73

    November 02, 2014 5:46 PM EST Tom Sneddon , the former district attorney who sought twice to try Michael Jackson on child molestation charges and was disparaged in one of the pop star's songs, has died. Sneddon died Saturday at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital after a bat ...

  3. Michael Jackson Autopsy Planned For Today

    June 26, 2009 9:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Authorities are seeking to clear up the mystery surrounding Michael Jackson's death, including whether prescription drugs could have been a factor. An autopsy was planned for Friday, though results weren't likely to be final until toxicolo ...

  4. Prosecutors Must Return Jackson's Property

    July 22, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The judge who presided over Michael Jackson's child molestation case yesterday (July 21) ordered prosecutors to return to the entertainer hundreds of items seized by investigators. The judge who presided over Michael Jackson's child molest ...

  5. Jackson Accuser Having 'Difficult Time'

    June 15, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's accuser is distressed and having "a difficult time" dealing with the not guilty verdict against the pop singer, the prosecutor in the molestation case said today (June 15). Michael Jackson's accuser is distresse ...

  6. Lawyer: Jackson Won't Share Bed With Kids

    June 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Basking in the jurors' decision to acquit his client of all counts, Michael Jackson's lawyer said today (June 14) the singer will no longer share his bed with young boys. Basking in the jurors' decision to acquit his client of all cou ...

  7. Judge May Sanction Jackson Attorney

    May 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The judge in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial said today (May 20) he may sanction lead defense attorney Thomas Mesereau Jr. for misrepresenting the terms under which the pop star waived confi The judge in Michael Jackson's child m ...

  8. Jackson Witness Testifies About Inconsistencies

    May 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The mother of Michael Jackson's accuser complained that she and her children were being kept away from the pop star during the time period prosecutors say one of her sons was being molested, a witness The mother of Michael Jackson's accuse ...

  9. Woman: Jackson's Behavior Not Inappropriate

    May 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A woman whose son repeatedly slept in Michael Jackson's bed at his Neverland ranch testified today (May 6) that she thought of the estate as "the happiest place on Earth" and she never saw anything in A woman whose son repeatedly slep ...

  10. Prosecution Rests In Jackson Trial

    May 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Prosecutors rested their case today (May 4) in the Michael Jackson trial after more than two months of dramatic testimony in which they sought to prove that the pop star molested a teenage cancer pati Prosecutors rested their case today (May 4) in t ...

  11. Witness: Rowe Described Jackson As Sociopath

    May 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A sheriff's investigator testified today (May 3) in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial that ex-wife Deborah Rowe privately described the pop star as a sociopath and said they had a "plan" to al A sheriff's investigato ...

  12. Witness: Jackson Associate Cashed Checks

    May 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson associate Marc Schaffel cashed checks totaling $1.5 million in early 2003 on an account controlled by him and Jackson, a bank official testified today (May 2) as prosecutors neared the A Michael Jackson associate cashed two big check ...

  13. Jackson's Ex-Wife Debbie Rowe Testifies

    April 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In a startling setback to the prosecution, Michael Jackson's ex-wife took the stand at his child molestation trial today (April 27) and said through tears how she was never scripted or rehearsed to sa In a startling setback to the prosecution, ...

  14. Jackson Defense Continues Witness Attack

    April 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's attorney today (April 8) extended his attack on the credibility of a former maid who said she saw the singer kiss and fondle young boys, accusing her of once threatening to testify a Michael Jackson's attorney today (Apri ...

  15. Jackson Tells Fans 'We Will Be Victorious'

    April 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson made a speakerphone call late yesterday (April 3) to some 200 fans gathered for an event to support him, telling the group, "God and the truth are on our side. We will be victorious." Michael Jackson made a speakerphone cal ...

  16. Judge Allowing Past Jackson Allegations

    March 28, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In a stinging setback for Michael Jackson, a judge ruled today that the jury can hear allegations that the pop star molested or had designs on five other boys, including actor Macaulay Culkin and two In a stinging setback for Michael Jackson, a judg ...

  17. Jackson Judge Bars Computer Material

    March 23, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Prosecutors presented the jury in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial today (March 23) with an avalanche of sexually explicit magazines and videos seized from his home, but lost a bid to include Prosecutors presented the jury in Michael J ...

  18. Jackson Prosecutors May Wrap Up Evidence

    March 21, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Prosecutors in Michael Jackson's trial could finish presenting evidence about accusations that the singer molested a 15-year-old as early as this week, though they're waiting to see if evidence of all Prosecutors in Michael Jackson's ...

  19. Jackson Defense Grills Lead Investigator

    March 16, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The lead investigator in the Michael Jackson child molestation case said he urged the accuser and his family to go forward with his claims against the singer by promising them, "We're going to try our The lead investigator in the Michael J ...

  20. Jackson Accuser Explains Earlier Denial

    March 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's accuser testified today (March 15) that he told a school administrator the singer didn't molest him because schoolmates were "making fun of me" and he wanted them to stop. Michael Jackson's accuser testifie ...

  21. Jackson Accuser Says Nothing Bad Happened

    March 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's accuser acknowledged under cross-examination today (March 14) that he told a teacher nothing bad had happened to him at the singer's ranch. Michael Jackson's accuser acknowledged under cross-examination today (March ...

  22. Jackson Accuser Details Molestation Claim

    March 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In testimony that was hushed and sometimes mumbled yesterday (March 10), Michael Jackson's accuser described a night at the Neverland ranch that he said started off in the arcade and ended in the ente In testimony that was hushed and sometimes ...

  23. Jackson Trial Resumes After Arrest Threat

    March 10, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson went AWOL from his child molestation trial today (March 10) and was nearly jailed before he finally showed up more than an hour late, in his pajama bottoms and slippers, to listen to h Michael Jackson went AWOL from his child molesta ...

  24. Accuser Faces Michael Jackson In Court

    March 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's young accuser took the witness stand today (March 9), facing the singer in court for the first time. With an expression that appeared to be verging on a sneer, the boy said yes when Michael Jackson's young accuser took th ...

  25. Brother Of Jackson Accuser Admits Lying

    March 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A 14-year-old boy who testified that Michael Jackson molested his brother acknowledged under cross-examination today (March 8) that the pop star didn't show him a sex magazine that the prosecution had A 14-year-old boy who testified that Michae ...

  26. Accuser's Brother: Jackson Showed Us Porn

    March 07, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The brother of Michael Jackson's accuser testified at the singer's child molestation trial today (March 7) that Jackson showed them Internet sex sites, gave them wine, slept in bed with them and appea The brother of Michael Jackson's ...

  27. Accuser's Family Praises Jackson In Video

    March 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The family of Michael Jackson's accuser heaped praise on the singer and called him a father figure in a video shown to the jury in the pop star's child molestation case today (March 4) in Santa Maria, The family of Michael Jackson's a ...

  28. Sister Of Jackson's Accuser Testifies

    March 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The teenage sister of Michael Jackson's accuser told jurors today (March 3) about a series of unusual events that unfolded around the time of the alleged abuse. The testimony was elicited to support a The teenage sister of Michael Jackson' ...

  29. Jackson Defense: Accuser's DNA Not Found

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's lawyer told jurors in a powerful opening statement today (March 1) that authorities found no DNA evidence in the entertainer's bedroom to support child molestation charges and had to Michael Jackson's lawyer told jur ...

  30. Testimony Begins In Jackson Case

    March 01, 2005 12:00 AM EST SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Michael Jackson's lawyer told jurors in a powerful opening statement Tuesday (March 1) that authorities found no DNA evidence in the entertainer's bedroom to support child SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) -- Michael J ...

  31. Prosecutors: Jackson TV Interviews Are Evidence

    February 18, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's "admissions" in a pair of TV interviews that he shared his bedroom with young boys help prove him guilty of child molestation and should be shown to jurors at his trial, prosecutors Michael Jackson's "admis ...

  32. Jackson Says Celebrity Made Him Target

    February 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson believes he "won God's smile of approval" for bringing youngsters to his Neverland ranch, he said in his first television interview since being indicted on child molestation charges. T Michael Jackson believes he " ...

  33. Jury Selection Begins In Jackson Trial

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson faced prospective jurors in his child-molestation trial today (Jan. 31) after being greeted by a crowd of fans shouting encouragement and pressing against fences to see the pop star. Michael Jackson faced prospective jurors in his ch ...

  34. Lawyers Want To Show Jackson Documentary

    January 27, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The prosecution wants jurors in Michael Jackson's molestation trial to have their own screening of a British television documentary about the pop star, a show that the defense denounced as "heavily ed The prosecution wants jurors in Michae ...

  35. Jackson's Lawyers Seek Six-Week Delay

    December 20, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A lawyer for Michael Jackson urged a judge today (Dec. 20) to delay the start of the pop star's child molestation trial, claiming prosecutors had "sandbagged" the defense team by turning over incorrec A lawyer for Michael Jackson urge ...

  36. Judge Won't Remove Jackson Prosecutor

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 A judge today (Nov. 4) rejected a defense bid to remove the district attorney trying pop star Michael Jackson on child molestation charges and said there was no proof he had acted improperly or overze A judge today (Nov. 4) rejected a defense bid to ...

  37. Judge Won't Dismiss Jackson Indictment

    October 14, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A judge today (Oct. 14) rejected a defense request to throw out the indictment against Michael Jackson, saying prosecutors had presented enough evidence of child molestation and an attempt to silence A judge today (Oct. 14) rejected a defense reques ...

  38. Lawyers Move To Oust DA From Jackson Case

    October 05, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's lawyers filed a motion yesterday (Oct. 4) to remove the Santa Barbara, Calif., County district attorney's office from his child molestation case, but the reasons were kept secret. Michael Jackson's lawyers filed a mo ...

  39. Jackson Defense Denies Photos Reports

    September 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's defense attorney said in a court-approved statement yesterday (Sept. 21) that news reports about photographs reportedly seized from the singer's home are false and that the prosecuti Michael Jackson's defense attorne ...

  40. Jackson To Face Accuser's Mother In Court

    September 16, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson is expected to come face to face this week, for the first time since his arrest, with the mother of the teenage boy who accuses him of molestation. Michael Jackson is expected to come face to face this week, for the first time since ...

  41. Jackson Judge OKs 39 Pieces Of Evidence

    August 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After testimony from a dozen key witnesses in the Michael Jackson child molestation case, a Santa Maria, Calif., judge issued tentative rulings on evidence seized in a search of Jackson's Neverland es After testimony from a dozen key witnesses ...

  42. Neverland Ranch Search Ruled Legal

    August 18, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Child molestation allegations by a 12-year-old boy provided authorities with legal justification for a massive search of Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch last year, a judge ruled, rejecting defense e Child molestation allegations by a 12-year- ...

  43. Jackson Hearing Resembles Hollywood Production

    August 17, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As court appearances go, it was a Hollywood-style production, with Michael Jackson and his siblings dressed all in white as they approached the courthouse in Santa Maria, Calif., yesterday (Aug. 16) i As court appearances go, it was a Hollywood-styl ...

  44. Sources: Jackson To Attend Next Hearing

    August 13, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson has decided to attend court when the man prosecuting him for child molestation is on the witness stand, sources said. Michael Jackson has decided to attend court when the man prosecuting him for child molestation is on the witness st ...

  45. Lawyers Say MJ Prosecutor Broke Gag Order

    August 03, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lawyers for Michael Jackson took a jab yesterday (Aug. 2) at the man seeking to jail him for child molestation, suggesting in court papers that prosecutor Tom Sneddon had violated a "gag" order in the Lawyers for Michael Jackson took a jab ...

  46. Jackson Trial Delayed Until 2005

    July 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The sexual molestation case against Michael Jackson is proving so complicated that Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville yesterday (July 27) agreed to a defense request to delay th The sexual molestation case against Michael Jack ...

  47. Judge Calls Jackson Prosecutor To Testify

    July 09, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's prosecutor was ordered today (July 9) to testify at an upcoming hearing about how much he knew of the relationship between Jackson's former attorney and a private investigator before Michael Jackson's prosecutor was ...

  48. Jackson Defense Seeks To Toss Indictment

    July 08, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Michael Jackson's lawyers asked a Santa Maria, Calif., judge to throw out his grand jury indictment on molestation charges, claiming prosecutors bullied and argued with witnesses and "ran the proceedi Michael Jackson's lawyers asked a ...

  49. Jacksons Speak Out In Michael's Defense

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In the wake of child molestation charges officially filed yesterday (Dec. 18) in California, Michael Jackson's family has pledged its support. As previously reported, Santa Barbara County prosecutors In the wake of child molestation charges off ...

  50. Jackson Charged With Child Molestation

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Michael Jackson was formally charged with child molestation today (Dec. 18) in Santa Maria, Calif., setting the stage for what could become one of the most sensational celebrity trials the world has e Michael Jackson was formally charged with child ...

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