Michael Jackson
Evidence Problems

A judge presiding over the Michael Jackson manslaughter case is threatening to sanction both sides after ongoing complaints that evidence is not being shared.

Michael Jackson trial

In a pretrial hearing, Judge Michael Pastor warned both the DA's office and the criminal defense team of Dr. Conrad Murray that he will sanction both sides if they do not immediately improve giving discovery -- otherwise known as sharing evidence -- in the Michael Jackson death case.

"I want to emphasize I am considering very seriously the imposition of monetary sanctions at this point," the judge warned. He added that he could fine each attorney $1,500 and that the sanction could delay the trial's current start date of March 24.

"I seriously am considering all sorts of responses to the discovery situation," the judge said.

Another hearing is due Wednesday and the judge ordered lead defense attorney Ed Chernoff to be there.

"I expect a dramatically increased production of discovery between now and then," he added.

Conrad Murray is charged with manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, accused of negligently administering a fatal dose of Propofol leading to the star's cardiac arrest. Murray's defense is expected to be that Jackson gave himself the fatal dose while the doctor stepped out of the room.

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von March 02, 2011 | 7:14 AM

I cry for him all the time and for any Doctor to go out side the Box should pay for his Crime Dr.Killer,Murry is just trying to delay Look how long it took them to charge him,I hope every time he close his eye's he see My Michale but no matter what's happen's god had the last say so Dr,K,M gave him the dose of what ever But God Had The Last Say So one thing for sure He's Dancing with the Stars LOVE HIM ALWAY's

Marie March 01, 2011 | 3:42 PM

I agree with the judge. Justice for Michael is long overdue!!! This is a delaying tactics on the part of Murray. Great job judge! Justice4MJ

Darla Spaulding March 01, 2011 | 2:59 PM

Heck yea he needs to do some time for robbing MJ of HIS time on Earth! They are foolin' around because they don't have any good evidence to present. Michael no way, no how killed himself. Dr. Murray did that and then tried to cover it up. Michael's death was due to Murray's laziness and incompetence! Even I could have done a better job of monitoring poor Michael and then giving him CPR if necessary, and I'm not even a medical person! If Murray walks, there is NO JUSTICE in the system at all. This is a no-brainer case.

Linda Bacn March 01, 2011 | 1:51 PM

I THINK THAT JUDGE IS A GOOD JUDGE,HE SETTING THE FACTS STRAIGHT FOR THESE ATTORNEYS TO STOP LOLEGAGGING A GET THINGS RIGHT SO WE CAN GET JUSTICE FOR SWEETHEART MICHAEL WHO SHOULD NOT BE DEAD BECAUSE OF CARELESS CONRAD, HE NEEDS TO DO THE FOUR YEARS. THAT'S HOW I FEEL. LOVE MICHAEL FOREVER IN MY HEART LOVE LINDA

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