Read an in-depth analysis of the trial of the century.
In the 1980s and 1990s, the parents of young children throughout the United States were caught up in a hysteria over sex abuse and satanic rituals at daycare facilities. Central to this moral panic was the McMartin preschool in California, whose staff were charged with multiple crimes against children. It was one of the longest and most expensive trials in American history, and resulted in all charges being dropped.
Pivotal points in high-profile trials, as depicted by courtroom sketch artists.
On November 29, 2011, Michael Jackson’s private doctor Conrad Murray was sentenced to four years in prison for the pop legend’s death.