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Murray hearing delayed to allow for more video viewing

By | Published on Friday 8 July 2011

Conrad Murray

A prelim hearing relating to the Conrad Murray manslaughter trial has been postponed because lawyers linked to the case are locked up in a room watching off cuts from the ‘This Is It’ movie.

As previously reported, lawyers for Murray, the doctor accused of negligently administering the drugs that killed Michael Jackson two years ago, requested to see all the footage recorded at the rehearsals for the ‘This Is It’ stage show that Jacko was preparing for shortly before his death. Said footage was used by Sony to make the ‘This Is It’ documentary movie.

With legal reps for both the prosecution and defence having now been given access to the footage, the judge hearing the criminal case agreed to postpone a planned 12 Jul hearing because the lawyers are too busy going through all the video.

That hearing will now take place on 20 Jul. Judge Michael Pastor also asked lawyers to give him an indication as to whether the work involved in viewing all the ‘This Is It’ footage is in danger of delaying the start of Murray’s actual trial, on 8 Sep.

Both the prosecution and the defence hope footage from the ‘This Is It’ rehearsals will back up their claims regarding the late king of pop’s health prior to his death. As previously reported, Murray’s defence is likely to claim Jackson self-administered the shot of propofol that led to his death.



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