Judge Rodney Melville barred the prosecution from entering the testimony of Ian Drew, a journalist, into Michael Jackson's trial.
Drew allegedly overheard Ronald Konitzer, a former associate of Jackson, speak of the Arvizo family "escaping" from Neverland.
This testimony bolstered their contention that there was a conspiracy to hold the Arvizo's against their will.
"I was told they (the Arvizos) had disappeared...I believe the word 'escaped' was used."
Drew admitted that he may not have heard Konitzer say "escaped."
"I was on deadline trying to get a story done..I remember the tone of the conversation more than his exact words."
The prosecution seem to be grasping at straws.