Conrad Murray’s Michael Jackson death trial postponed until September

Murray has asked for delay to prepare for witnesses

Dr Conrad Murray‘s manslaughter trial over the death of Michael Jackson has been delayed until September.

The doctor has asked for the delay in the Los Angeles trial so his legal team can prepare to deal with new prosecution witnesses, reports BBC News. He has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter of the singer, which took place in June 2009.

Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor is planning to dismiss prospective jurors due to the new delay. Prosecutors are claiming that Murray tried to cover up administering an ellegedly lethal dose of the drug propofol, while Murray‘s legal team are arguing that the singer administered the drug himself.

Photos of Jackson’s autopsy are set to be shown in the trial despite protests from Murray‘s legal team. Prosecutors are arguing that Jackson was healthy just before he died.