Murray’s Lawyers Request Trial Delay

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April 30, 2011 | 9:50am EST

Attorneys representing Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray have asked for his manslaughter trial to be delayed for a second time just a week before it is due to begin.
The physician has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter relating to the superstar’s 2009 death from a Propofol overdose and he is due to stand trial in early May.

Jury selection began in March and Murray’s legal team was in court in Los Angeles on Friday for a pre-trial hearing, ahead of the 9 May start date. The doctor’s lawyers have now asked for the trial – which was originally due to begin in March – to be postponed again.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor ordered Murray’s lawyers to file an official request and scheduled a hearing on the matter for Monday morning.