SANTA MARIA, Calif., June 14 (UPI) -- Jurors who acquitted singer Michael Jackson of 10 child molestation-related charges said prosecutors had weak evidence and obnoxious accusers.
At a news conference after the verdict was announced Monday in Santa Maria, Calif., 63-year-old jury foreman Paul Rodriguez said jurors did find some testimony relating to past child molestation allegations against Jackson credible, but it wasn't enough to overcome the jury's doubts about the facts in current case.
Other jurors, identified only by their numbers, doubted the testimony of the mother of the alleged victim and her demeanor, particularly the way she directly addressed jurors and accented her testimony by snapping her fingers.
"I disliked it intensely," said Juror No. 5, a 79-year-old woman from Santa Maria. "I thought, 'Don't snap your fingers at me, lady.'"
Juror No. 10 said as a mother, she was also troubled by the fact the accuser's mother allowed her son to sleep alone with Jackson in the first place, CNN reported.