Lawyers For Michael Jackson’s physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, will be in court in Los Angeles on Monday to discuss several pretrial matters, including whether to televise the trial. If the decision is made to televise the trial it will no doubt make for amazingly popular viewing and lead to sick celebrity status for Conrad Murray.
L.A. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor scheduled the hearing for Monday afternoon. Lawyers for Murray, who shockingly continues to practice medicine at clinics in Houston and Las Vegas, said he would probably be busy tending to patients and would not attend the hearing. The judge Monday will also hear arguments over whether jurors will have to fill out a questionnaire before they face an inquiry in open court.
On August 28, 2009, the L.A. County Coronor declared MJ’s death a homicide – caused by the combination of drugs in his body. Before his death, Michael Jackson had been administered propofol, along with two anti-anxiety benzodiazepines – lorazepam and midazolam. Law enforcement officials investigated Murray, who told investigators that he had been trying to wean Michael Jackson off propofol of course nobody was buying that. Evidence arouse about Murray’s attempt to hide evidence rather than attend to Michael Jackson and call 911 when Michael Jackson’s condition deteriorated desperately. Murray was charged and pled not guilty to charges of involuntary manslaughter, and was released after posting a $75,000. His trial is scheduled to begin on March 28.