'Michael Jackson Cleared of All Charges'
Michael Jackson was found not guilty of all ten charges against him in the long, protracted child molestation trial that captured the attention of the world. After 14 weeks of testimony and arguments, the jury spent 32 hours, or about seven days, deliberating the case before sending word around 12:30pm on Monday afternoon that they had reached a verdict. With media clamoring outside and a number of frenzied fans holding banners and shouting encouragement, the court clerk read all ten counts against Jackson, which included molesting a teenage boy, plying the young boy patient with alcohol in order to abuse him and conspiring to commit child abduction, and false imprisonment and extortion. Jackson was found not guilty of all counts, including some charges that also included lesser offenses.