Michael Jackson - Jurors Won't See Unreleased Michael Jackson Concert Footage

Previously unseen tour footage of Michael Jackson in rehearsals will not be shown at the upcoming Conrad Murray manslaughter trial, a California judge ruled on Monday (25Jul11).
The Thriller hitmaker's physician Dr. Conrad Murray stands accused of administering the fatal dose of anaesthetic that killed the superstar in 2009, just weeks before he was due to hit the stage in London for his This Is It comeback concerts.
Last month (Jun11), lawyers won permission to show raw footage of the King of Pop's show rehearsals at the trial - prosecutors thought it would show Jackson was fit and healthy in the weeks leading up to his death, while the defence team claimed the footage would back up claims he was already sick.
However, Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor has banned jurors from viewing the videos and ruled instead that they be kept under wraps, as requested by Sony Pictures Entertainment bosses.
He tells the Associated Press, "There is absolutely nothing in those materials that could have been of assistance to the defence... There are materials which I viewed which I would regard as extremely valuable to Sony."
Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter. The trial is set to begin on 8 September (11).


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I'm glad to see that Judge Pastor has some sense, Although it would have been interesting to see the footage, it really doesn;t matter what Michael;s physical condition was prior to his death. Even if Michael had stage 4 cancer the fact still remains that Michael died of Propofol intoxication and not of any kind of disease or addiction.
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Nor does it matter if Michael was so ill he cld hardly walk during the TII rehearsals. The fact still remains that Murray put a needle into Michael's leg with a dangerous drug attached to it and left him to die alone. Enough said!
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It seems to me that the defence is just grasping at straws. The fact is Dr. Murray had no business giving Michael Jackson such a dangerous drug. Michael trusted too many people, but should have been able to trust his doctor. If Michael appeared sick or weak in the rehearsal footage, it was probably a combination of all the other drugs Dr. Murray gave him. It is such a shame that such a wonderful and loving person had to die because of the doctor's negligence. Guilty Guilty End of Story.
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MICHAEL JACKSON if he is really dead.. was killed in first degree murder by conrad murray M.D.?? in my opinion!!! why didnt he send him to the hospital ?? where are the security tapes?? the trial needs to be taken out of LA county!! for justice for MJ and peace to his fans!! this is totally bizzare and weird !! fake funeral so many strange things about this case!! why was murray in hawaii with the judge on vacation with blanket in hot tub???!!!!!!!!! whats going on seems his family would be truthful !!!
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Michael’s death and life are surrounded by so much controversy even two years later. Our celebrity-worship goes too far in creating our own ideas of icons such as MJ, as to leave a warped dynasty of myth and legend. Who was The King of Pop beneath the different faces? Check out my surreal portrait in commemoration of his passing and tell me about what you remember about him at dregstudios(dot)com
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