Tom Sneddon, the Santa Barbara County district attorney who In 2005, acted as lead prosecutor in Michael Jackson’s unsuccessful prosecution, has died at a Santa Barbara hospital Saturday.
He was 73.
In 2005, he acted as lead prosecutor in Jackson’s internationally-followed trial in Santa Maria. The star, who was acquitted, was charged both with child molestation and conspiring to keep the alleged victim and his family against their will at his sprawling Neverland ranch in Los Olivos. h/t latimes
Jackson was found not guilty on all charges. He died in 2009.