Monday's questioning of potential jurors in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial has been delayed, because of the illness of Tom Mesereau's (his lawyer) sister.
The court released a statement as follows:
"Due to the grave illness of Mr. Mesereau's sister neither he (Michael Jackson) nor the defendant will be in court on Monday..".
However, the prospective jurors must still turn up as scheduled Monday morning for the launch of the second phase in the selection process.
They will not have a terribly arduous day; as they will merely be assigned random jury numbers, before being sent home.
The only possible day next week, when there may be a hearing, is Thursday; however, this has yet to be confirmed.