LOS ANGELES (AP) — The doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death is due in court as a judge considers delaying the physician’s upcoming trial.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor has ordered Dr. Conrad Murray to appear at Wednesday’s hearing.
During two previous sessions, Pastor grilled Murray’s defense attorneys about why they haven’t turned more information over to prosecutors.
Pastor says he was “extremely distressed” by the lack of disclosure by Murray’s attorneys. But he has also requested case law that will support the prosecution’s request to delay the trial, scheduled to begin March 24.
Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter and is seeking a speedy trial.
The Houston-based cardiologist’s attorneys have said they haven’t finalized their defense, and probably won’t until after the trial starts.
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