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Murray still pleading not guilty, trial date set

By | Published on Wednesday 26 January 2011

Conrad Murray

As expected, Dr Conrad Murray stuck with his not-guilty plea with regards the death of Michael Jackson in court yesterday, despite a preliminary hearing earlier this month reviewing the evidence against the doc seemingly swaying in the prosecution’s favour, according to legal commentators at least.

As much previously reported, Murray is accused of criminal negligence for administering the drug Propofol to Jackson as a cure for insomnia. A shot of the drug proved fatal.

In an arraignment in the LA courts yesterday Murray again pleaded not guilty, while his lawyers requested a trial sooner rather than later. Prior to the hearing, Murray’s legal man J Michael Flannigan told reporters: “I think our case is really solid. We were very pleased with the way the evidence went at the preliminary hearing … this should result in an acquittal”.

Judge Michael Pastor set 28 Mar for Murray’s trail. He added that he was inclined to let TV cameras film the proceedings, and while that’s not confirmed, if the court hearing is screened it will no doubt turn what is already likely to be a high profile court hearing into a full on media circus. It’s thought the trial could last up to two months.



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