"I'm not saying what I'm prepared to do, because I need to hear
and see more information," Judge Pastor said during a Friday
Testimony in the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor has been
scheduled to start on May 9, with the jury to be chosen next
Defense lawyers asked for a delay in the start of Dr.
Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial Friday
because, they said, they need more time to answer new
theories raised by the prosecution.
Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor
scheduled a hearing for Monday morning to decide whether
he will grant the continuance.
The possibility of a delay was raised during a hearing Friday
morning when Pastor ruled prosecutors could call new expert
witnesses, including one who would testify that there was no
way Jackson could have self-ingested the drug that killed him.
Defense lawyer Ed Chernoff said he consulted with Dr. Murray
after that hearing and they agreed they needed more time to
prepare their expert testimony to counter the new prosecution