Delay in Michael Jackson Case; Defense Wants More Time

By: 23 Newsroom
By: 23 Newsroom

The judge in Michael Jackson's child molestation case has delayed ruling on when to hold the singer's preliminary hearing.

Jackson's defense team says it needs more time to review the prosecution's evidence. Attorney Mark Geragos says he just received 400 pages of evidence from the lead prosecutor, and hundreds more are expected.

Both sides agreed to hold another hearing on April second to set a preliminary hearing date.

In the face of expected delays, the judge says he wants the trial to begin before the end of the year. Both sides agreed that was possible.

The judge also ruled on a media request to unseal documents related to all searches in the case. He says the documents will stay under wraps for now, but that edited versions will be released later.


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