1.)What will the verdict be?
With the exception of the wine charge- not guilty
2.)Which side has presented it's case better?
I think it is obvious that the prosecution was just spoiling for a fight, and picked the wrong one, and lost.
4.)Was Jackson guilty in your opinon?
I, unfortunately for myself, have WAY too much exposure to pedophile cases from my job at a psych eval unit. If MJ were a pedophile that the prosecution would have us to believe, there would be ALOT more victims coming forth right now. Pedophiles can not control thier predatory urges, and always, at the age that MJ has, have LOTS of victims. For folks like Micauly Culkin and the kid that played webster and what not that are now adults, and have nothing to lose by telling the truth, say that they saw no wrongdoing there, well, I tend to believe them.
Michael is wierd as they come, and very rich, so it makes him a very enticing target for the Mom that brought these charges.
Listen, a great many of us are parents on this site- and there would be AT LEAST one or two of us that would not take any amount of money to be quiet, just to see our childs abuser on jail. He had access to WAY to many kids for there not to be other accusers.
I say he is guilty of horrendous judgement (so are the parents- I wouldn't let my kids stay there alone, or anywhere with a non-family adult member) and near terminal wierdness, but not pedophilia.