Mezereau about murder charges

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Offline Lady J

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Mezereau about murder charges

  • on: February 07, 2010, 06:22:28 PM
TOM MESEREAU, MICHAEL JACKSON`S ATTORNEY: I understand it completely from an emotional standpoint; the family and the fans want to see a murder charge. But you got to be careful with that from a practical standpoint. If the prosecutors bring murder charge and they can`t prove it, the jury may discredit everything they say and acquit him of both murder and involuntary manslaughter. I`d rather see them bring involuntary manslaughter if they know they can prove it and get a conviction that sticks.

MESEREAU: Well, it may be more than gross negligence, but the question is, what do the prosecution think they can prove?
You know, I`ve defended cases, you know, where prosecutors had a good case for assault and they brought in attempted murder and I looked at the jury and said they shouldn`t have brought attempted murder. They`re not credible. They`re misusing their power. Don`t believe anything they say.
And that could happen here if they bring a second-degree murder charge and can`t prove it. I`d rather bring involuntary manslaughter and convict him than run the risk of having him go free on everything because you overcharged a case you couldn`t prove.

source: cnn interview
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Re: Mezereau about murder charges

  • on: February 08, 2010, 11:18:06 AM
well, the CA. DA"S office did not mind doing that to MJ in 05 ! they took a case to trial they KNEW that wern't going to win {FBI knew too !} They wanted Mj to be humiliated and suffer ! PIGS!
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Re: Mezereau about murder charges

  • on: February 08, 2010, 11:27:11 AM
Quote from: "kelly wright"
well, the CA. DA"S office did not mind doing that to MJ in 05 ! they took a case to trial they KNEW that wern't going to win {FBI knew too !} They wanted Mj to be humiliated and suffer ! PIGS!
your so right
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Re: Mezereau about murder charges

  • on: February 08, 2010, 11:27:39 AM
so is this the reason for the delay then?
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Re: Mezereau about murder charges

  • on: February 08, 2010, 11:50:39 AM
Mesereau is a wise man and a good laywer; if he says so, then I believe his words.
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Re: Mezereau about murder charges

  • on: February 08, 2010, 12:28:55 PM
Mesereau is right, it goes without saying that you can't charge someone of something you can't prove. Elementary.
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