Saturday, September 3, 2011
" POISENED BY PUBLICITY " UNLESS ISOLATED
In an 11th hour appeal, lawyers for Michael
Jackson's doctor sought to delay the trial ...
arguing they would be "poisoned" by publicity
unless they were kept isolated.
On Friday, lawyers for Murray filed an emergency
petition asking for the trial to be delayed.
Conrad Murray, is urging a judge to delay his
upcoming trial so that lawyers can revisit the
issue of sequestering the jury.
A Los Angeles County judge denied Murray's
lawyer's request to have the jury sequestered
during a hearing in August.
The attorneys are requesting that the trial
be delayed until the issue of jury sequestration
is decided by an appeals court.
In the 28-page petition, the attorneys questioned
a recent ruling by Los Angeles County Superior Court
Judge Michael E.Pastor, saying he did not fully
realize the amount of media attention the trial
was going to get.
Opening statements are set for September 27.
Murray's attorneys, Nareg Gourjian and Edward Chernoff,
had contended, in court papers, that ,
"there is reasonable expectation that Dr. Murray's trial
will be the most publicized in history."