It is no surprise to me that the trial might be delayed at the request of the defense. I suspected something like this would happen at the end of the preliminary hearing. Judge Pastor states my thoughts exactly when it was first reported the defense was ready to go and the trial would commence within 60 days.
By the questions the defense asked at the preliminary hearing, it was clear they were going for a defense that Jackson either injected himself with propofol or drank it while Murray was out of the room taking a bathroom break. Now they are asking for a delay, directly related to that defense. Judge Pastor informed the defense to let him know by the end of the day whether or not they wanted a continuance.
"This is precisely the matter I fully expected that was going to happen when the defense said it wanted to go in 60 days," Pastor said.
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