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Conrad Murray trial postponed

By | Published on Tuesday 3 May 2011

Conrad Murray

Any of you planning a trip to LA later this month for what is set to be one of the biggest celebrity trials for years better postpone those flights. The trial of Dr Conrad Murray, who is accused, of course, of causing the death of Michael Jackson by negligently administering the drug Propofol, has been pushed back to September.

Murray’s lawyers asked for the court case to be postponed so they can better prepare for new witnesses set to be put on the stand by the prosecution. Judge Michael Pastor allowed the postponement, and dismissed the jury, the selection of which began back in March when the trial was originally due to begin, before being pushed back for a first time to next week.

As previously reported, the prosecution claims that Murray was negligent in administering the shot of the surgical drug Propofol – being used by Jackson to cure insomnia – which killed the late king of pop, and that the medic failed to properly monitor his patient after giving him such a powerful sedative.

Murray’s people are expected to claim that the doctor didn’t administer the shot of the drug that actually killed the pop star, alleging that either Jackson injected himself, or that a mysterious third party was somehow involved.



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