Television cameras will be allowed to broadcast the trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor, Conrad Murray seen here in 2009, on charges of involuntary manslaughter starting next month, a judge has ruled. (AFP/POOL/File/Ifran Kahn)
By LINDA DEUTSCH
AP Special Correspondent
LOS ANGELES – A judge says he will approve TV coverage of the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor if the camera is unobtrusive.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor also said Monday he was moving up jury selection to March 24 because the original date of March 28 was too close to the absolute statutory limit for a speedy trial.
In an effort to clear pretrial motions, Pastor set another hearing for Feb. 15. By then, he hopes TV outlets will have submitted a coverage plan for final approval.
Dr. Conrad Murray has pleaded not guilty in the death of the pop superstar from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol and other sedativ