11 Aug '11, 12am

Michael Jackson doctor trial set for September 26

LOS ANGELES: The trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, accused of involuntary manslaughter in the pop star's death, will begin September 26 in Los Angeles, a judge said Wednesday. Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said jury selection will begin September 8 with the distribution of a questionnaire to pre-selected jurors. "That is still the go-date," he said of the late September start date. "I want to keep a short leash on this case." Conrad Murray, the last doctor to treat Jackson, is on trial for involuntary homicide in the "King of Pop's" death on June 25, 2009 at the age of 50 after an overdose of the anesthesia propofol, which the singer used as a sleeping aid. In late July, Pastor barred the use of a video in court that showed the star rehearsing days before his death and his anticipated return to the global music scene. One of Murray's lawyers, J. Michael Flanagan, sa...

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