Jackson Trial To Resume On Wednesday

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October 17, 2011 | 8:45pm EST

The trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor will resume on Wednesday after officials delayed proceedings on Sunday when a prosecution witness’ family member passed away.
Dr. Steven Shafer began testifying in the case against Dr. Conrad Murray on Thursday, and was due back in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday – but he pulled out of proceedings following the death of a loved one.

Judge Michael Pastor met with prosecutors and defense lawyers on Monday to discuss when to resume the trial, and it was decided proceedings would recommence on Wednesday.

Murray’s legal team requested an extra day off, so they could prepare their case in relation to the level of the sedative lorazepam in Jackson’s system on the day he died in 2009, according to the Associated Press.

Murray stands accused of involuntary manslaughter amid accusations he administered the fatal dose of Propofol which resulted in his famous client’s death. He has denied the charge.

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