Defense Rests in John Travolta Extortion Case
Defense attorneys for two people accused of trying to extort John Travolta over his teenage son's death have rested their case, according to the Associated Press. The judge is expected to instruct the jury on Tuesday.
Prosecutors contend that former Bahamas senator Pleasant Bridegewater and ambulance driver Tarino Lightbourne threatened to sell stories based on a document Travolta signed. The document said emergency responders would not be held liable if Travolta's family declined an ambulance for 16-year-old
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Travolta initially wanted to fly Jett back to the U.S. for treatment after he suffered a seizure, but the teen later died at a local hospital.
The defense called only one witness, Marcus Garvey, an emergency medical technician involved in the rescue attempts to save Jett. Defense attorneys hoped Garvey's testimony would show that Travolta tried to buy the document.
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Both defendants have denied the charges, and Bridgewater has accused Travolta's attorneys of setting her up.