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No Michael Jackson Videos for Doctor’s Trial


There will be no video-showing for the jury in connection with the trial of Michael Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, for involuntary manslaughter.

Los Angeles Judge Michael Pastor made the ruling on Monday, concluding that showing the raw footage of Michael Jackson rehearsing for his comeback concert days before he died would not help the defense’s case. The judge even remarked that “it was a waste of my time”, after screening hours-worth of rehearsal tapes with attorneys.

Prosecutors wanted to show about 12 hours of unedited footage from the “This Is It” movie to demonstrate that the “Thriller” singer was healthy and in good form before he died of a drug overdose in June 2009.

Meanwhile. attorneys for Dr. Conrad Murray’s defense are expected to argue at the trial that “This Is It,” which was released after the pop star’s death, was not a true picture of his health in his final days.

The jury will instead be shown clips that were used in the movie that was released by Sony Pictures after Jackson’s death.

Murray has pleaded not guilty to the involuntary manslaughter after being charged with being responsible for Jackson’s death after giving him a dose of the anesthetic propofol,

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