Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Dr. Murray Charged in Michael Jackson's Death Back in Court Today

Dr Murray was scheduled for a status hearing Tuesday afternoon  before Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor.  Murray, who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's 2009 death, is expected to attend the hearing

Todays hearing is scheduled to receive updates on the attorneys' preparations for Murray's preliminary hearing, which is scheduled to begin in January. During The upcoming Preliminary hearing in January, the judge will determine if  there is enough evidence for the Murray to stand trial.

Update on Todays Status Hearing

After emerging from a 45 minute in chambers meeting with Judge Pastor and Dr. Murray's attorneys, the District Attorney, David Walgren, said he expected the hearing would last for about 10-15 days.

"This is a must go counsel on January 4th," Judge Pastor said.

Judge Pastor also asked for "counsel to submit a stipulation by November 4th, 2010 about the handling of certain forensic evidence."

It wasn't specified what the evidence was or which lawyers would be submitting the documentation.

Dr. Murray submitted to a waiver that would allow his preliminary hearing to be interrupted once it began.

Judge Pastor said, "Dr. Murray has an interest in the preliminary hearing. The Jackson family has an interest in it, as others do."

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