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Michael Jackson Found Not Guilty

JUNE 13, 2005 -- Michael Jackson is innocent on all charges. A California jury delivered that verdict on the seventh day of deliberations. It found Jackson innocent on all counts in his molestation and conspiracy trial.

That news set off screams and cheers among fans gathered outside the Santa Maria, California courthouse.

Jackson faced ten charges of molesting a teenage 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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