LOS ANGELES — A judge says he is considering delaying the trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death because the physician’s attorneys haven’t turned over witness statements to prosecutors.
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Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor says he is extremely distressed by the lack of information that defense attorneys have given to prosecutors in advance of a trial slated to begin March 24.
Defense attorney J. Michael Flanagan says attorneys are still preparing their case and expect to continue their investigation even after trial starts.
That stunned Pastor, who says he may delay the trial or fine attorneys who aren’t complying with rules requiring them to give potential evidence to prosecutors 30 days before trial.
Dr. Conrad Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.