Judge Refuses to Lower Jackson’s $3-Millon Bail

From Associated Press

A judge has refused to lower Michael Jackson’s $3-million bail in his child molestation case, saying the singer’s wealth justified setting his bail at an amount higher than normal.

Santa Barbara County Superior Court Judge Rodney S. Melville said that although Jackson’s bail was more than normal for defendants facing similar charges, it should remain high to ensure that Jackson appears at future court dates.

Jackson’s attorney requested that Jackson’s bail be reduced to $435,000.