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post #1 of 17
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There is a verdict. I didn't follow this closely but I was interested cause I used to like him as a TV star and as a regular on Tom Snyders old late night talk show. He and Snyder got along really well if anyone remembers that.
I also saw him at an anti nuke rally I went to in the late 80's.
post #2 of 17
I'll be curious as to what the verdict is. They said it would come down at 5:30pm EST... 3 minutes ago.
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by pinkdaisy226
I'll be curious as to what the verdict is. They said it would come down at 5:30pm EST... 3 minutes ago.

Right, I keep checking CNN. I suspect it will be a guilty verdict but I don't know...
post #4 of 17
He was acquitted.. just came down on the wires here at work.
post #5 of 17
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Oh my gosh. I hope that is really true. I did hear the main prosecution witness was some guy who didn't have a lot of credibility. I wonder if that was why?
post #6 of 17
It's true... I didn't really follow the case so I don't know my thoughts on whether he did it or not though.
post #7 of 17
Saw this when I got home: http://tucson.cox.net/cci/entertainm...e&id=D88SBSDO0

I gather that the witnesses weren't very credible. The jury sure took their time, though.
post #8 of 17
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Originally Posted by katl8e
Saw this when I got home: http://tucson.cox.net/cci/entertainm...e&id=D88SBSDO0

I gather that the witnesses weren't very credible. The jury sure took their time, though.

I have a feeling there were some who thought he did it, but yeah it sounds like the witnesses didn't convince some. Nor was there enough of a case. I hope he really didn't do it.
post #9 of 17
For the little girl's sake, I hope that he didn't do it.
post #10 of 17
I don't think he did it anyways..she has a ton of enemies and she
scammed ppl that wanted to get their revenge on her.
post #11 of 17
She was a pretty bad person. She made enemies everywhere. Anyone could have done. I think for the sake of the little girl, it's the best thing that this woman will no longer be around to ruin her. She was pure evil.
post #12 of 17
There really wasn't that beyond a reasonible doubt....
post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by HopeHacker
She was a pretty bad person. She made enemies everywhere. Anyone could have done. I think for the sake of the little girl, it's the best thing that this woman will no longer be around to ruin her. She was pure evil.
My thoughts, too, and I think it might have played some, albeit small, role in the jury's decision. On the other hand, she certainly didn't "deserve" to be murdered, so I have some qualms about my reaction. I'm probably going to get blasted for saying this, but even if he did kill her, I doubt very much that he represents any danger to society, or to another woman, so I think people can live with the "not guilty" verdict. Sometimes I'd like to see the addition of the Scottish "not proven" verdict to the U.S. justice system. The Blake case would certainly fall into that category.
post #14 of 17
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Originally Posted by jcat
My thoughts, too, and I think it might have played some, albeit small, role in the jury's decision. On the other hand, she certainly didn't "deserve" to be murdered, so I have some qualms about my reaction. I'm probably going to get blasted for saying this, but even if he did kill her, I doubt very much that he represents any danger to society, or to another woman, so I think people can live with the "not guilty" verdict. Sometimes I'd like to see the addition of the Scottish "not proven" verdict to the U.S. justice system. The Blake case would certainly fall into that category.
My local news talked about her and the difference between the sympathy for Laci Peterson. How it was both husbands and circumstantial cases.
But that the feelings toward one were so vastly different.

I know that may have been a factor. But I also think the case against Peterson was just stronger.
post #15 of 17
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Originally Posted by Marge
My local news talked about her and the difference between the sympathy for Laci Peterson. How it was both husbands and circumstantial cases.
But that the feelings toward one were so vastly different.

I know that may have been a factor. But I also think the case against Peterson was just stronger.
I can't really fairly judge because I only followed summarized reports of testimonies in both cases, and not all that closely. The Jackson case is getting much more publicity (here), and many of my students are watching the daily reenactments, and discussing them, so I can't "escape" the case.
post #16 of 17
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Originally Posted by jcat
I can't really fairly judge because I only followed summarized reports of testimonies in both cases, and not all that closely. The Jackson case is getting much more publicity (here), and many of my students are watching the daily reenactments, and discussing them, so I can't "escape" the case.

I'm really curious how the kids react to the Jackson trial.

I was just thinking, what are the scenarios? If He walks: will anyone buy his albums? Will he be like OJ, a free man but shunned by society? (no big gigs etc)

If convicted, man will he survive prison? Plus it's not a short sentence like
Martha.
post #17 of 17
I suspect that a lot of people will no longer go to his concerts or buy his latest albums. In other words, he's a "has been", and that's probably regardless of the current trial.
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