Things got so heated in court Monday that White was found in contempt of court and fined $1,000 for violating the judge's order that he respond directly to questions during the prosecution's cross examination.
White was fined for referring to information he learned from Murray outside of the evidence presented in court. This is not allowed because it is seen as providing Murray a way to testify without being cross-examined. White was the last witness for Murray.
The defense team contends that Murray was trying to wean Jackson off of propofol. They allege Jackson wanted propofol because he was suffering from insomnia brought on by withdrawal from the painkiller Demerol.
At the time of his death, Jackson was preparing for his "This is It" world tour, and exhaustion from that preparation also allegedly contributed to his insomnia.