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June 13, 2005, Michael Jackson Found Not Guilty of Child Molestation Charges - Today in Crime History
On this day, June 13, in the year 2005, pop music super star Michael Jackson was found not guilty at a jury trial on fourteen different criminal charges regarding allegations that he had molested one child, at times in the presence of that’s child’s brother. The charges included seven counts of child molestation (lewd acts upon a child), conspiracy to commit child abduction, conspiracy to commit false imprisonment, conspiracy to commit extortion and four counts of providing alcohol to a minor. In total, Michael Jackson was charged with ten felony charges and four misdemeanor charges, all involving the same two brothers who were under the age of fourteen at the time of the alleged events.Continue reading
On this date, March 5, in the year 1994, former Jefferson Starship lead singer, Grace Slick, was arrested for pointing a firearm at a police officer who was responding to a call that shots had been fired at her house. Law enforcement officers from the Tiburon California Police Department went to the singer's home after receiving a call at 3:30 a.m. from an inebriated man who said a drunken woman was firing a gun in the home. When police officers arrived, a man came to the door yelling ''kill me,'' the police reported. An officer quickly subdued the man. Grace Slick then came to the door carrying a shotgun and allegedly pointed it at the officers. Slick was demanding that the officers leave her property as she pointed the firearm at them, police said.Continue reading
On this day, January 28, in the year 1981, Plasmatics band member Wendy O. Williams was arrested on an obscenity charge for allegedly simulating a sexual act with a sledge hammer. During her physical arrest, Williams was injured and was also charged with battery on a law enforcement officer.Continue reading