Michael Jackson jury deliberates child molestation case
The first full day of deliberations in the Michael Jackson case has seen the jury send a question to the judge. A media official says Judge Rodney Melville has been in contact with lawyers about the question, as jurors continue mulling the singer's fate. There's no word on what the question was.
Jackson's defense has been told to be on ten-minute notice for a verdict throughout deliberations. His lawyers are among thousands of reporters and fans gathered at the California courthouse. Jackson's father also was there briefly leaving amid a crush of media.
There's been no sign of Jackson himself. He was at a hospital yesterday getting treatment for what a spokeswoman called persistent back pain. The Reverend Jesse Jackson has shown up in Santa Maria to pray with the singer telling AP Radio Michael Jackson is in "great pain."