The final stages of the jury selection, in Michael Jackson's child molestation trial, have been completed.
Eight people from Santa Barbara County have been chosen to serve as alternate jurors.
It is reported that this final stage in the jury selection process has been greeted with great relief by all parties.
Today Judge Rodney Melville will hear several motions filed by attorneys, including the recusal of two of the prosecutors to Jackson's financial statements.
The opening statements, for the trial proper, will be heard on Monday.