The Most Important Testimonies From The 2005 Trial
Here is a list of the summaries of the testimonies from the top witnesses from the 2005 trial. I have compiled this list for easy reference, as the amount of posts that it will take to cover the entire trial will be incredibly large (probably between 150 to 180 posts, maybe more!).
So here are the links to the bullet point summaries of the most important witnesses from the trial, and I will update this list as I progress through the trial!
First of all, before reading the testimonies, it’s important to have a thorough understanding of the prosecution’s case against Jackson, so start off by reading The Veritas Project, which is a summary of the timeline of events leading up to the start of the trial. It was written by fans in response to the one-sided media coverage at that time, and was published in January 2005.
Next, read the summary of the prosecution’s and defense’s opening statements from February 28th and March 1st, 2005.
The very first witness was yellow journalist Martin Bashir, and you can read my two part summary of his testimony here:
Here is the bullet point summary of Davellin Arvizo’s testimony (be sure to read the remaining parts of her testimony in whole when you get the chance!)
Here is the bullet point summary of Star Arvizo’s testimony:
Here is the bullet point summary of accuser Gavin Arvizo’s testimony:
Here is the bullet point summary of Janet Arvizo, the mother of the Arvizo children: https://michaeljacksonvindication2.wordpress.com/2013/08/03/april-19th-2005-trial-analysis-janet-arvizo-redirect-recross-examination-victor-alvarez-maria-ventura-william-caldwell-rod-forney-michael-davy-janet-williams-part-1-of-4/
In order to realize just how malicious and vindictive the prosecution and sheriff’s office were towards MJ, and how biased and skewed their investigation was, you need to have a firm grasp of the testimony of the lead investigator Sgt. Steve Robel, who interviewed the Arvizos and promised them that he’d get “justice” for them! Here’s his bullet point summary:
Here is the summary of accuser Jason Francia’s testimony:
Here is the summary of Jason’s mother Blanca Francia’s testimony:
Here are my summaries of the testimonies of Bob Jones and Stacy Brown, the co-authors of the book “Michael Jackson: The Man Behind The Mask”:
Here is the summary of Janet Arvizo’s husband Jay Jackson: https://michaeljacksonvindication2.wordpress.com/2013/02/02/april-13th-2005-trial-analysis-jay-jackson-cross-examination-and-janet-arvizo-direct-examination-part-1-of-5/
Here are the summaries of the ex-Neverland employees who claimed to have seen abuse:
This list will be updated continually as I progress through the trial, so check back often! I’ll leave a comment whenever a new summary is added.