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5/26/05

Jackson's Accuser May Return To Witness Stand

The prosecution is continuing to try to repair any damage the defense inflicted on it's child molestation case against Michael Jackson. They scored a significant victory this morning when the judge allowed them to play the tape of the accuser's first interview with investigators.

Over three weeks, the defense called 50 witnesses. Their strategy was to attack the motives of the accuser's family, pointing out that the mother had coached the accuser and his brother to lie in a previous lawsuit and could not be trusted. They also tried to paint Jackson as naive and childlike, calling three young men, including actor Macauley Culkin, who said they slept in Jackson's bed and nothing happened.

The defense says they now may want to recall several witnesses including the accuser and his mother. That means the jury may not begin deliberations for at least another week.
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