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Murray's MJ Manslaughter Trial Pushed to September

5/2/2011 9:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray can chill til September -- his trial for Michael Jackson's death just got pushed back.

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Judge Michael Pastor
announced the postponement this morning in the manslaughter trial -- opening statements were set to begin next week.

Murray's attorneys asked for the delay so they could prepare for new witnesses the prosecution plans to call.



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46.

Come-On    

I'm glad Dr Murray will have a nice summer to chill out. I think he should go back to Florida for a nice relaxing vacation.

1214 days ago
48.

kim    

Some great pics from the Bad Era in that video Phantom, thanks.

1214 days ago
49.

Hope Eknoian    

First of all the trial is pushed AHEAD - not back!~ If BACK - it has already happend dim wits!!
Murray will get off - just like all the rest seem to! O.J. double murder - so many I can't name them all! He will have the best justice money can buy - and turning into a celebrity - that doesn't hurt - no matter whom he killed! Lindsey Lohan sure beat how many raps? Just a shame and our justice system sure needs to be jacked up!! The old saying: Money buys justice!!

1214 days ago
50.

nan    

nan 18 minutes ago
i was reading an article about this and it said that murray thought a delay would be in "everyones best interest"..then the judge asked him if he thought it would be in his best interest..i am curious as to who is "everyone " that he is referring to.

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Himself. There is no room for anybody else in his thick, daft, dumb skull.

Isn´t this beginning to look like a travesty? Michael´s children have to grow up with this looming over their heads; Michael´s mother has to spend a great part of her remaining years with this looming over her head. "Everyones best interest" my ass.
The wheels of justice sure grind slowly in the USofA.

i wasnt sure if it was the people in the shadows with the deep pockets footing the legal bills for him..that he was referring too.
it is very hard on everyone in michaels family for sure and
i suspect there will be 3 or 4 months of attacks in the tabloids
on michael as well..
in my own opinion, if they are waiting for a plausible reason why he was injecting his patient and walked out of the room, then covered his tracks..we are going to be waiting for a long time..

1214 days ago
52.

Eleonora49    

How often has the trial date been prosponed/delayed?

1214 days ago
53.

HumanNature    

Deputy District Attorney David Walgren said he had no objection to a delay. He had been urging a later start date all along.

http://www.fox19.com/story/14552071/jackson-doctor-due-in-court-to-seek-trial-delay?clienttype=printable

THIS JUST PROVE THAT CON "QUACK" THE MURDERER DEFENSE IS IN SHAMBLES!!!

JUDGE PASTOR DECIDED TO PUT THE TRIAL BACK BY A FULL FOUR MONTHS TO ENSURE THAT ANY OTHER PENDING ISSUES ARE PROPERLY DEALT WITH!!!

ALSO, JUDGE PASTOR PLANNED TO KEEP THE CASE ON A SHORT LEASH AND SET A PROGRESS HEARING ON JUNE 3, 2011!!!

NOT SOONER BUT LATER, CON "QUACK" THE MURDERER WILL STAND TRIAL!!!

JUSTICE 4 MJ

1214 days ago
54.

Kathysprings    

Hey..Phantom

That was a good video of Michael in Japan with the soldiers.

It just shows again how gracious, warm, generous, condsiderate
and beautiful MJ was.
People will love him for the rest of their lives, and their ain't nothin nobody can do or say to change THAT !

1214 days ago
55.

Barb.A.    

duilama 19 minutes ago

Well this one thing we will just have to agree to disagree on.

I don't believe a lot of things that are being said about MJ, like the conspiracy theory, follow the money & ect.

I believe two people (Murry & MJ) made choices and carried them out. Both are reasonable for MJ's death, and until everything come's out at trial I will continue to believe this. If I'm proven wrong I will be the first to say so.

And you got to be joking about sucking it up with the divorce thing. No two people should ever feel they have to be together if they are unhappy. Crap happens all the time in marriages.

Life is short and no one should have to be unhappy and just settle. No sense in being on this earth if all you have is misery.

1214 days ago
56.

Barb.A.    

Oh forgot to add that I know that trial crushed his spirit but I believe he was getting past that. So we will just have to agree to disagree.

1214 days ago
58.

gayforliztaylor    

how come jermaine, joe and katherine waited for concerts when michael joseph jackson resembled a starving prisoner in may 2009, and grey-colored back in 1994 at a tv show taping?
he had numerous camera time at the face injection clinic and had Propofol in his closet/
the jacksons didn't notice anything. how predictable, as it was their duty to promote his 'love and charity'.
all that women's make-up and tough, confident posing for cameras didn't mask the lies and pain.

daddy joe used mj's artwork to promote his own products.
To promote the perfume, Joe is skipping out on the trial of Conrad Murray, and will instead be busy with attending Cannes Film Festival and throwing an exclusive private party -- entitled "Jackson Family Nights" -- at the Cannes Mansion. So far, Joe has been quite adept at squiggling through loop-holes, to avoid the MJ estate coming after him. But this latest move is a little too blatant in using his son's logo and image. It's not hard to image that someone might receive "cease and desist" letter in the mail soon! http://ohnotheydidnt.livejournal.com/58780843.html

1214 days ago
59.

Barb.A.    

Phantom, that was pretty cool.

1214 days ago
60.

gayforliztaylor    

http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/blogs/luxe-life/2011/may/02/michael-jackson-fan-fest-details-plus-late-singers/

John Branca:
I kind of felt like I knew what to do right from the start. I think if somebody brand new had come in, it would have taken them a year or two just to figure everything out. But John McClain went to high school with Michael, I worked with him on and off for 30 years. It almost seemed natural.

As busy as he was, I’m certain he got time to see the video shot of himself from those final rehearsals. I’m sure he did review it to study it to see which parts he might want to do better. I don’t know for a fact, but I’m pretty sure he reviewed some of it, although not all of it.

RL: Do you get any criticism, or if there was any, how did you answer it about making so much money out of his name? First of all, I’m presuming some of that moneymaking was forced on you because of his large debts that had to be straightened out.
JB: We viewed our obligation as really to Michael, in terms of his legacy and his work, and then to his mother and his children. And what we wanted to do over time was to be able to put the Estate into a condition where eventually when it was handed over to his own three children down the line, it would be in much better shape than when we inherited it. So it’s our job to generate income. If we sat around and did nothing, it would be a disservice.
RL: Do you eventually relinquish this work, and then it goes to the three children?
JB: Down the road. Well down the road. Under Michael’s trust, which is confidential, there is a date at which when the children reach a certain age, the assets get distributed, and as is typical in high income, high-network families, you don’t turn it over too soon. You wait until the kids are older.

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