facebook
twitter
search
search

Closing arguments set for Conrad Murray trial

Nov. 1, 2011 at 8:21 PM
1 of 3
| License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- The lawyers in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician rested their respective cases Tuesday in Los Angeles.

USA Today reported Dr. Conrad Murray also announced he would not testify at the trial overseen by Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor.

The trial, which began in September, included testimony from 33 prosecution witnesses and 16 defense witnesses, as well as 350 exhibits, the newspaper said.

Pastor scheduled closing arguments for Thursday and jury deliberation could start the same day, USA Today said.

Jackson died June 25, 2009, at age 50. Lethal levels of sedatives and the anesthesia propofol were found in his system.

Murray, the pop star's personal physician, has been charged with involuntary manslaughter for allegedly giving Jackson the drugs to help him sleep, and then failing to come to his aid when he was in distress. Murray has denied any wrongdoing.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
Prince William and Kate Middleton's daughter Princess Charlotte has been christened
'The Chew' to tape five episodes at Disney's Epcot International Food & Wine Festival
'Jurassic World' is still the No. 1 movie in North America for a fourth weekend
Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis reportedly wed in secret ceremony
George Takei apologizes for calling Clarence Thomas a 'clown in blackface'