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Jury Begins Deliberations in Michael Jackson Trial


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The fate of pop star Michael Jackson is now in the hands of a California jury.

After more than two months of testimony, the jury has begun deliberations on the 10 charges against Jackson.

Jackson is accused of giving alcohol to a 13-year-old boy and then molesting him at his Neverland Ranch in 2003.

Defense Attorney Thomas Mesereau said the alleged victim and his family lied throughout the trial. He said the trial has been a nightmare for Jackson.

Prosecutor Ron Zonen was given a final opportunity to rebut Mr. Mesereau's statements, portraying Jackson as a predator with a history of sexually abusing boys.

If found guilty of all 10 counts against him, Jackson could face up to 20 years in prison.

Some information for this story provided by AP.

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