Jackson Case Key Players

The Jackson Case: A Look at Pivotal Personalties

Jackson's Judge
Marc Schaffel
Dieter Wiesner
Jackson's Judge
Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Rodney S. Melville presided over Jackson's trial. Known for his fairness and no-nonsense style, he was appointed to the municipal court bench in 1987 and elevated to Superior Court judge in 1990. (AP/Courtroom Sketch)
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