Judge Expected to Let TV Cover Michael Jackson Manslaughter Trial

by | February 8, 2011 at 9:04 AM | TV News

Michael Jackson (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)

Michael Jackson (Photo: Carlo Allegri/Getty Images)


BY: LINDA DEUTSCH

LOS ANGELES – A judge says he will approve TV coverage of the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor if the camera is unobtrusive.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor also said Monday he was moving up jury selection to March 24 because the original date of March 28 was too close to the absolute statutory limit for a speedy trial.

In an effort to clear pretrial motions, Pastor set another hearing for Feb. 15. By then, he hopes TV outlets will have submitted a coverage plan for final approval.

Dr. Conrad Murray has pleaded not guilty in the death of the pop superstar from an overdose of the powerful anesthetic propofol and other sedatives.

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