JACKSON JURY SET TO BEGIN DELIBERATIONS

It seems the star will soon learn his fate…

The jury in the Michael Jackson trial could start considering its verdict on Friday (June 3).

Judge Rodney Melville, who has been presiding over the three-month case, has started giving instructions to the panel of 12 so they can begin their deliberations.

“I want to get the case out late Friday,” Melville told the Santa Barbara courtroom yesterday (May 31), BBC News reports.

The court is currently considering several technical matters so the jury and Michael Jackson have not been present, but once these are concluded the jurors will return to hear closing statements from each side’s lawyers.

The jury will then have to consider the testimony of the 130 witnesses who were called during the trial as they make their decision.

Michael Jackson denies ten charges, including child abuse and conspiracy to kidnap, but if convicted, faces up to 20 years in prison.