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LOS ANGELES -- The judge overseeing the trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson s death has told the lead defense attorney that he found an interview done with his law partner shocking.

Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor told attorneys he watched the interview during a break with his mouth open because attorney Matt Alford is identified as a member of Murray s defense team and criticized a key prosecution witness.

Alford, a partner of Murray s lead defense lawyer Ed Chernoff, was interviewed outside the courthouse by The Today Show.

Court transcripts show prosecutors complained it violated a previous order that both sides refrain from discussing the case publicly.

Pastor ordered Alford to appear in his courtroom on Nov. 15 for a contempt hearing.

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