Judge Michael Pastor granted another delay of the trial for two reasons: The defense has requested a day to review new toxicology evidence of Jackson’s stomach contents recently handed over by the prosecution. The judge also wants to give the state’s final witness, Dr. Steven Shafer, more time to deal with the death of his father. Testimony will now resume Wednesday morning.
There was a hearing held this morning to discuss a schedule update and other issues. After being fined $60 by the judge for being late Friday, prosecutors arrived ahead of schedule by about seven minutes, prompting Defense Attorney Flanagan to exclaim, “You’re early!”
Prosecutor Deborah Brazil pointed to the clock and said, “Maybe we’ll get a credit.”
Dr. Conrad Murray was not present in the courtroom, but he was represented by his full team of defense attorneys.