Michael Jackson - Michael Jackson's Inner Circle Will Not Testify During Manslaughter Trial

Members of Michael Jackson's inner circle have been forbidden from testifying at the upcoming manslaughter trial of the pop star's personal physician over fears they'll prolong the case and confuse jurors.
Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers had hoped to call Jackson's former nanny and his dermatologist, among others, to the witness stand in an effort to prove that the King of Pop had an extensive addiction to drugs and accidentally overdosed, but Los Angeles County Superior Court judge Michael Pastor has excluded the testimony of more than a dozen defence witnesses.
Explaining his ruling on Tuesday (30Aug11), the judge said, "Discussions of these subject matters are sufficiently convoluted, distracting and detracting as to substantially outweigh any probative value whatsoever."
Judge Pastor has already ruled out testimony from anyone involved in Jackson's 2005 child molestation trial.
A lawyer for Dr. Murray, who stands accused of administering the drug that killed Jackson in June, 2009, tells the Los Angeles Times the defence plans to file a motion later this week (begs29Aug11) asking the judge to reconsider his banned witnesses.


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When will this defense stop the BS. If they realize that MJ is NOT the one on trial then maybe they can help the man who is.
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Thank God for this judge. At least to this point, he seems to be determined to focus on Conrad Murray's actions and culpability instead of another Michael Jackson massacre. We're fighting for you, Michael, doing all that we can to ensure you're not dragged thru the mud even after you're gone...
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Can't believe the amount of time this trial is taking. MJ has been gone for over two years now and there's still no outcome on what should be a straightforward case!
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*laughing at the deluded*@ corlista - how exactly are you doing that? Furthermore, do f'loons really believe that they have the power to govern the outcome of a court trial? Interesting - maybe that's how the pedophile got off when he had his day in court.You should post this on the Michael Jackson topix forum where more than one hater will be happy to tell you the truth.
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