Key Prosecution Witness In Jail for Armed Robbery – Chris Carter

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March 23, 2005 — One of the prosecution’s most important witnesses in Michael Jackson’s child molestation trial has been jailed in Las Vegas on charges of burglary, robbery and first-degree kidnapping, all with a deadly weaponÂ… Chris Carter, 25, was arrested Feb. 19 and is being held at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas, records show. He had been the pop star’s personal bodyguard during the time the alleged molestation took place and has been cooperating with the prosecution. … Carter’s arrest would not prevent him from testifying at Jackson’s trial, and authorities in Santa Barbara County, Calif., still want him to testify. He has been approved for transport to Santa Barbara for an April appearance. However, a source close to the case says the defense could use the arrest to try to put his integrity in question. Carter’s lawyer would not discuss the details of the arrest. He said Carter has pleaded not guilty, and he is trying to get the bail reduced. Carter has a status hearing on Monday. .. Source:

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