Jackson Lawyer Fears Criminal Trial Against Doctor Is Two Years Away
JOE JACKSON's lawyer has revealed he's speeding up plans to file a wrongful death suit against MICHAEL JACKSON's doctor after learning the criminal case against the physician could be two years away.
Brian Oxman sent Dr. Conrad Murray notice of his client's legal plans in March (10) and now hopes to file suit against him on Friday (25Jun10) - on the first anniversary of the King of Pop's death.
The attorney says, "We're hearing that the criminal trial may not take place until 2012."
Oxman fears Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial will drag on much longer than expected.
He adds, "If you take the Anna Nicole Smith case as a road map, that has not happened and she died in 2007... The wrongful death case will do what the criminal case will not do.
"Joe Jackson is looking for justice for Michael... He wants to know what happened to his son, why it happened."
Murray is accused of administering a fatal dose of anaesthetic Propofol to the pop star a year ago (25Jun09). He has pleaded not guilty to a charge of involuntary manslaughter.