LA judge delays trial of Michael Jackson doctor

LA judge delays trial of Michael Jackson doctor

LOS ANGELES — A judge is delaying the trial for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson”s death to give defense attorneys time to counter new prosecution experts.

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Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor says “the need for fundamental fairness” requires a delay. He didn”t say how long.

Dr. Conrad Murray”s defense attorney, Ed Chernoff, told the judge the Houston-based cardiologist had agreed to delay the case.

New dates for the trial and resumption of jury selection were not immediately set.

Story: Defense for Jackson doctor seeks trial delay

Chernoff on Friday said the delay was to counter newly disclosed experts who a prosecutor said would support the “cornerstone” of their case.

Murray pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. Authorities have accused him of giving Jackson a lethal dose of the anesthetic propofol in the bedroom of the singer”s rented mansion.

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