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Jury Ends First Full Day of Deliberations in Michael Jackson Trial


The jury in the child molestation trial of international pop star Michael Jackson has ended its first full day of deliberations, with no verdict announcement.

The jury also spent a few hours discussing the case on Friday, following closing arguments.

On Sunday, Jackson was rushed from his Neverland ranch in southern California to a hospital in the nearby town of Solvang for treatment of severe back pain.

News reports say he spent several hours at the hospital.

California prosecutors accuse Jackson of giving alcohol to a 13-year-old boy and then molesting him at the entertainer's ranch two years ago.

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

Jackson pleaded not guilty to all of the charges.

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