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Official May 27 2005 thread

Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 4:31 pm
by ~Vicky~
What. the. ****

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 4:33 pm
by sunny2005
Originally posted by got2makeitright
CNN Breaking News - the defense rest no rebuttal case closing argument Tuesday

Is that good or bad?? What about gavin coming back and all those people that were called back!! I need to know.
The video spoke for itself, gavin was emotionless and he was inconsistant with the timeline therefore the Defense felt the tape spoke for itself, Gavin put his own foot in his mouth, a liar.

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 4:34 pm
by 58angel
hello every body
just heard on sky news that the defence is resting ,they are not going to do a rebuttal.
they said that it was too much of a strain on michael :idontknow

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 4:35 pm
by got2makeitright
Originally posted by 58angel
hello every body
just heard on sky news that the defence is resting ,they are not going to do a rebuttal.
they said that it was too much of a strain on michael :idontknow

So what did gavin said that was a bombshell??

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 4:37 pm
by sunny2005
sky news is the only one trying to spin this right now.....its not working this is what happend.

MSNBC... Gavin mumbled a lot, looked down a lot, sighed a lot... They practically had to coach him to say Michael molested him.

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 4:43 pm
by sistahlamb
OMFG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's all I have to say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 4:57 pm
by got2makeitright
T-mez cant put MJ on the stand because its over right>??

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 4:57 pm
by sistahlamb
Is court oversince there isn't going to be any more evidence admitted???

Oh but wait......the prosecution still isn't done with thier rebuttal are they??? They won't be done until tuesday right???

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 4:58 pm
by sistahlamb
T-mez cant put MJ on the stand because its over right>??
No.

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 5:03 pm
by got2makeitright
I dont know it rumor is that both sides have rested period!! LOL

What was so shocking on the tape you think?

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 5:05 pm
by sistahlamb
What was so shocking on the tape you think?

read page 11 on this thread and you'll find out...

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 5:08 pm
by alfredo
Originally posted by sistahlamb
Is court oversince there isn't going to be any more evidence admitted???

Oh but wait......the prosecution still isn't done with thier rebuttal are they??? They won't be done until tuesday right???


Sis. If the defense has said they rest without rebuttal, tte prosecution has already rested. They (DA) showed the tape then closed. The defense then just said....'Defense Rest!

:sneddoncrybaby

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 5:10 pm
by got2makeitright
MSNBC :


- Both the prosecution and the defense officially rested

- it was a Huge surprise to everyone

- the prosecution ended their rebuttle by the video

- Gavin graphically described the molestation in this video

- the prosecution stood up and announced that they rest their case and a few moments later the defense stood up and rested aswell

- Gavin did show up and his mother at court today

- when the day started it looked like the trial was going to take long

- the judge may limit the closing arguments

- the verdict could come next week

- the important part was the judge wanted the jury to see the video to evaluate Gavin's behavior and he appeared very different that how he was on the witness stand

- he looked down alot and mumbled alot

- when they asked him to talk about it it took time and they had to drag it out of him

- the reporter thinks that the defense didn't feel it was important and it was the same story he gave on the stand, and they think that it proves he was scripted

- everybody left





Mika Taibbi :

- it was not a shock to him but it was a surprise

- the jury paid attention to the video

- the boy told his story and nothing new about it

- the judge instucted the jury about the tape and said it was offered for the demenor

- the DA stood up after the tape was played and said "we have no other evidense to present"

- and Mez rested after that

- the defense decided not to bring the acuser back on the stand.

- he said one of the last convos he had with a member of the defense team was early this morning and they told him that they will call the boy and his mother

- the tape doesn't worry them

- maybe the defense was watching the reaction of the jury

- he thinks it's a strategy to get the other side to think that they were going to call the boy and get them worried


Ron Richards (close contact with Mez) :

- he thinks it was a tactic to see if they can find the acuser

- to see if they can get him back

- to get the judge to say he won't let the tape in

- he didn't believe that they will call Gavin back on the stand because they wouldn't want him to be the last one the jury hears from

- he thought it was a good bluff from the defense and maybe it will cause the judge to limit his ruling and it worked

- they got what they want

- Smart move


Mike Tiabbi again :

- judge said jury doesn't have to be in court on tuesday

- The judge said he will call a number on tuesday (sorry they were talking very fast)

- the judge has to tell the jury how to use the evidense

- tuesday they will all agree before the judge gives instructions ... it could take 2 days

- the judge issues the instructions .. until he's certaine they all understand

- and then the final arugments will be sceduales

- and then the deleberations

- the jury won't be back before Wed, and it could be later that than


Ron again :

- the defense needs to take the jury step by step

- they need to remind them that this is an unusual family

- they need to remind them of their quest to meet celebs

- they have to remind the jury about chris's and the paralegal's testimony

- before today, he didn't agree with the analysts that the defense will win but today he believes they will if they don't make a mistake

- today is an exampile how not to make a mistake by resting early


Susan (was in the court room) former prosecutor :

- it was a surprise

- they finished with a flurrish

- they threatned that they will be opening the creidbilty of the boy and his mother again if the tape was shown but they didn't

- for them to rest after the video it's like the said "HA!! that's all! we're not gonna even bother"

- the defense wasn't concerned by the video

- it would've be a very poor defense strategy to end the case with this boy on the stand

- it could've restored the boy's credibility

- for Mez to end it now it shows that the case is so week and it is very good stratigy

- the jury wasn't impressed by the video, they weren't focused ... they were looking around ..like they were saying "yeah we know already"

- it was a powerful move from the defense

- she says the prosecution in the closing arguments should go back to the big picture and remind them why they are here, this family is not the one on trial, MJ is

- they should build it back, and for the first time add up all the evidense and put it all together


back to Ron :

- the judge will throw a silent party for Mez because he only cares about finishing and doesn't care about Mez saying he wants the boy and his mother on the stand

- the judge must be happy that he won't keep the jury for another 4 days

- the judge won't be mad about this at all

- the jury weren't interrested at all in the video

- and they weren't interrested in his testimony on the stand either in the begining of the trial

- it was the same exact testimony on the tape

- he says it was a great move for the prosecution to bring the tape at the rebuttle but it didn't add anything and it wasn't effective but it didn't hurt

- he didn't think like analysts thought that the defense will win until this point, now he agrees


Susan again :

- a great move by the pros followed by a great move by the defense

- the jury isn't bored of this case but they are full and ready to take over

- she doesn't think they have their minds made up though


Jim Thomas :

- everybody is surprised

- the jury watched the video very carefully

- they had very serious looks on their face

- the acuser was very reluctant to say what happened and they had to draw it out of him

- he was slow to respond . and he was tired

- it didn't seem rehersed to him (Sneddon's friend)

- on the tape he said he was touched 4 or 5 times by MJ

- he was looking down at the floor and mumbling

- he thinks it's very effective but it won't make it a slam dunk for the prosecution

- the prosecution were very happy about ending the case this way

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 5:11 pm
by sistahlamb
oh i didn't know that....sorry!!!!

So closing statements can begin the next court day???

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Posted: Fri May 27, 2005 5:14 pm
by got2makeitright
Umm dont know yet! I wish there was a trascript to what gavin said on that tape damm it lol. (Clam down.)