Michael Jackson - Dr. Conrad Murray To Testify?
Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers are reportedly trying to decide if he should take the stand at his trial for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson in June 2009.
Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers are currently debating whether he should take the stand at his trial for the involuntary manslaughter of Michael Jackson in June 2009.
Although court proceedings have been halted due to today's (10.10.11) Columbus Day holiday in the US, Conrad's attorneys are reportedly hard at work, trying to decide whether having the medic testify is a good idea, especially as the prosecution have "prepared a very methodical case" against him.
A source told gossip blogger Perez Hilton: [Deputy District Attorney David Walgren] is preparing for Dr. Murray to take the stand. If Dr. Murray does take the stand, Walgren and Deputy District Attorney Deborah Brazil will be ready. Walgren has prepared a very methodical case, and would welcome the opportunity to cross-examine Dr. Murray."
According to E! Online, the decision on whether Dr. Murray will take the stand is a "fluid" one and depends on how the case progresses once it resumes tomorrow (11.10.11).
A source said: "If the legal team determines it will help the client's case to take the stand, then they will. But if it won't, then they won't put him on the stand. Absolutely no decision has been made."
Dr. Murray's legal team are said to be confident that he will make a sympathetic witness, if he is called to the stand.
The source added: "He is a very compassionate, caring person and that he would come off as unpleasant on the stand would be the last concern that his legal team would have."