I have been following Jackson’s trial from the day it started, from what has been going on in the trial.

I see it as more likely than not that the pop star will be convicted of the separate charge of administering alcohol to a minor.

To the new readers, Jackson, is accused of molesting a then-13-year-old cancer survivor at his Neverland Valley Ranch in 2003 and plying him with alcohol in order to abuse him. He is also charged with conspiracy to commit child abduction, extortion and false imprisonment. Jackson has pleaded innocent, faces nearly two decades in prison if convicted on all charges

With jurors deliberating behind closed doors, the odds of Michael Jackson being convicted of child molestation are almost even, according to a popular Internet betting site.

On the Dublin-based Tradesports.com Web site, the odds of a conviction on the alcohol charge were 70 percent Wednesday. That means traders who buy a contract for $70 stand to win $100 if Jackson is convicted or lose everything if he is acquitted.

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