Michael Jackson's Case

California attorney general supports prosecutor in Jackson child molestation case

California's attorney general is weighing in the Michael Jackson child molestation case. Attorney General Bill Lockyer has urged the judge in the Jackson's case to reject attempts by Jackson's lawyers to remove the Santa Barbara County prosecutor's office from the case. Lockyer says the request is "baseless" and is based on "conjecture and unfounded speculation." Jackson's lawyers allege that District Attorney Thomas Sneddon is "blinded by his zeal to convict Michael Jackson," creating a conflict of interest that would prevent Jackson from receiving a fair trial. Jackson has pleaded innocent to child molestation, conspiracy and administering an intoxicating agent, alcohol. His trial is set for January 31st.