08 Apr '11, 3am

Michael Jackson's dead body photos \"gruesome\"

Michael Jackson's dead body photos \"gruesome\"

LOS ANGELES: Photos of Michael Jackson's dead body -- described as "gruesome" -- should not be seen in court as they may unfairly sway jurors, lawyers for the pop icon's doctor said in legal documents released Thursday. The warning came after doctor Conrad Murray's attorneys renewed their claim that Jackson accidentally killed himself with an overdose of a powerful sedative in June 2009, saying he was desperate due to financial problems. In the latest documents, released as both sides prepare for the trial starting on May 9, the lawyers argued that jurors seeing the pictures of Jackson's corpse would prejudice the medic's chances of a fair trial. "These photographs are graphic, gruesome and highly prejudicial," said Murray's lawyers Edward Chernoff and Nareg Gourjian, in a motion filed this week. "Admission of these photographs to the jurors will jeopardize Dr Murray's rig...

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