Trial Of Michael Jackson's Doctor Gets Underway Today
September 27, 2011 at 4:47 AM (PT)
Jurors in LOS ANGELES are set to hear opening statements and testimony from the first witnesses TODAY (9/27) in the trial of Dr. CONRAD MURRAY -- MICHAEL JACKSON's doctor. MURRAY is charged with involuntary manslaughter in the pop icon's death.
CNN reports, "MURRAY's lawyers will not be allowed to show video of JACKSON's MARCH 2009 announcement of his 'This Is It' concerts in LONDON, LOS ANGELES COUNTY Superior Court Judge MICHAEL PASTOR ruled MONDAY. The video would show jurors 'MICHAEL JACKSON's state of mind and demeanor' and support the testimony by his makeup artist that JACKSON was furious the number of scheduled shows was increased from the initial 10 to 50, defense lawyer NAREG GOURJIAN told the judge."