Michael Jackson's legal team have served up a booklet of facts to legal
officials in Santa Maria, California, which they insist will prove their client
is innocent of child molestation.
Lawyers MARK GERAGOS and Ben Brafman took boxes of evidence into a Santa
Maria courthouse on Friday (02APR04) for the preliminary hearing into the
Jackson case. They claim the items in the boxes will help Jackson should the
case go before a
Grand Jury, and they have made it very easy for jurors and officials to realise
the pop superstar's innocence by drawing up 20 books full of evidence - one for
They claim some of the material "impacts dramatically the credibility of
witnesses who have already testified to the Grand Jury". Geragos and Brafman
told legal officials on Friday they thought some witnesses should be recalled
as a result of
the new evidence.
The main decision from the judge in the courtroom was not to lift a gag
order, which has prevented prosecution and defence lawyers from talking to the
press about the case.
Jackson was not in court on Friday.