Correct: they didn't ADD any charge, they CHANGED the get drunk with intent to molest charge. They're obviously desperate.Originally posted by sistahlamb
The prosecution knows that they will not get a conviction with the original charges so they had 1 of the alcholol charges changed so that the jury can convict him of that one charge and find him not guilty of the rest of them.
But I'm confused. Did Melville do that on his own or did the persecutors push him to do it? Damn, they didn't play it right at the beginning, so why the hell are they allowed to change the charge?!! That's totally unfair.
Also, can someone be clear on what the sentence would be if MJ were convicted of giving alcohol to a minor? Jail time or community service/fine? Because quite frankly, it's a huge difference! Not that I think it's relevant anyway: no proof, not even reasonable doubt.
Oh and something else too: what kid never had a sip of wine or whatever in their parent's glass before they were 21? PLEASE... :nonono: