JACKO’S LAWYERS WANT BAIL REDUCED

The star's representatives say he is not a danger to the community or likely to free the country...

Michael Jackson’s lawyers are to ask a judge to reduce his $3 million bail, according to reports.

According to Reuters, Michael Jackson’s lawyers will ask for a reduction of his bail, saying he is not a danger to the community or likely to flee.

The prosecution contest this, and in court papers claimed the singer “may well conclude that life as a wealthy absconder … is preferable to what might amount to a life term in a California prison” if faced with conviction on the charges of child molestation he faces.

The prosecution and defence will look for a decision from Superior Court Judge Rodney Melville, presiding over the case in Santa Maria, at the hearing today (May 28).

The singer is not expected to be at the hearing. He has pleaded not guilty to all the charges against him.