Jackson’s Trial Delayed

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May 2, 2011 | 2:15pm EST

A Los Angeles judge has delayed the manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray, just a week before it was set to begin.
Murray’s lawyers filed an official request to postpone the case on Friday, in a bid to land more time to counter the prosecution team’s newly disclosed experts.

Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor granted the defense team’s wish and pushed back the trial for a second time on Monday, citing the “need for fundamental fairness”.

The trial, which was originally scheduled to begin in March, is now set to start in September.

The physician has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter relating to the superstar’s 2009 death from a Propofol overdose.