A Piece Of Prosecution Evidence In Conrad Murray Trial May Not Be Allowed
The prosecution needs to convince Judge Michael Pastor that some evidence they want to introduce is valid and relevant to their case.
Prosecution in the case wants the jury to hear testimony from an expert about an experiment done by some university students in Chile. The experiment would show how it wouldn’t have been possible for Michael Jackson to have orally ingested the drug Propofol, a strong anesthetic drug, typically used in surgeries. The judge expressed concern about the testimony since the experiment was not in any published medical journal.
“I need more information about the underlying data since it is not a scientific published article. I don’t know the source of the information.” – Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor
He will however, allow an experiment performed on piglets. The experiment was conducted at a veterinary college in Norway. The defense is saying that this experiment has nothing to do with what would happen to a human if they ingested Propofol.
Jury selection is set to begin today, with 160 potential jurors arriving at the Los Angeles County Courthouse to fill out 30 page questionnaires. This is to eliminate those jurors that do not qualify to sit on the jury during this case. Earlier this year, it took three days to seat a jury that was qualified for the trial, but they were dismissed when Judge Pastor delayed the trial at the request of the defense.
This particular part of the trial may be broadcast live. If so, we will have it along with chat on our Conrad Murray Trial Page.