Verdict Reached in Jackson Trial

JUNE 13, 2005 - Posted at 3:03 p.m. CDT

SANTA MARIA, CA - Seven days into deliberations, the Michael Jackson jury has reached a verdict.

The verdicts will be read within the hour at the courthouse in Santa Maria, California.  Jackson had been told earlier that he would have an hour to arrive there from his ranch after being notified a verdict had been reached.

The jury heard some 14 weeks of testimony.  Jackson is charged with molesting a young boy he allegedly plied with alcohol, and conspiring to hold the boy and his family captive.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)