Thursday, March 3, 2011

Judge Postpones Murray Trial To May 9th

The man accused in the death of Michael Jackson will have to wait a little longer for his manslaughter trial to get under way. L.A. Superior Court Judge Michael E. Pastor has decided to move opening statements in Conrad Murray's trial from April 5th to May 9th. Pastor says the ongoing exchange of information between the prosecution and Murray's defense team led to the delay. Despite the change in schedule, several hundred prospective jurors will still be completing questionnaires on March 24th.

Conrad Murray was Michael Jackson's doctor when the pop icon died from cardiac arrest on June 25th, 2009. Lethal levels of propofol were eventually found in Jackson's system. Murray has admitted to providing the drug, but denies being responsible for the singer's death. He has since pleaded not guilty to an involuntary manslaughter charge.