Michael Jackson Found Not Guilty

SANTA MARIA, CA. (AP) - Michael Jackson is not guilty on all charges.

A California jury delivered that verdict Monday on the seventh
day of deliberations. It found Jackson not guilty on all counts in
his molestation and conspiracy trial, setting off screams and
cheers among fans gathered outside the Santa Maria, California,
courthouse.

Jackson faced ten charges of molesting a teen-age boy, plying
him with alcohol and conspiring to hold him and his family hostage. The jury reached the verdict after a 14-week trial in which the accuser took the stand but Jackson didn't.

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