A hearing for a lawyer who defended Dr. Conrad Murray in the death of Michael Jackson was postponed when the attorney failed to show up on Tuesday.

The judge wanted to talk to Matt Alford about an interview he gave during the involuntary manslaughter trial.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael E. Pastor said he would order–but hold–a body attachment for Alford, whose secretary left a message for the court that he was in trial in Houston.

Alford is now due in court Nov. 29–the same day Murray is set to be sentenced for his Nov. 7 conviction for involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s June 25, 2009, death from propofol intoxication.