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The trial of Michael Jackson's personal physician

Conrad Murray Defense Wants Jury Sequestered From Nancy Grace

Also Wednesday, the judge said he will review footage of Jackson's rehearsals

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    Nancy Grace Responds to Murray Defense

    HLN Commentator Nancy Grace commented Wednesday night on statements by Conrad Murray's defense. (Published Wednesday, July 20, 2011)

    Defense attorneys in the case against Michael Jackson's personal physician had a request of the jury -- no Nancy Grace.

    Attorneys for Dr. Conrad Murray said the case should be sequestered to prevent the panel from being influenced by media reports. Specifically, the jury should be sequestered during the hours that television pundit Nancy Grace is on the air.

    The judge said he did not think the move was necessary, but added that attorneys were welcome to file a formal motion.

    Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter. His trial is scheduled  to begin Sept. 8.

    Conrad Murray Defense Wants Jury Sequestered From Nancy Grace

    [LA] Conrad Murray Defense Wants Jury Sequestered From Nancy Grace
    Dr. Conrad Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with the death of Michael Jackson in 2009. He's scheduled to stand trial in September.
    (Published Wednesday, July 20, 2011)

    Murray, 58, is accused of  administering the powerful anesthetic propofol to the singer to help him fall asleep,  then failing to properly monitor him. But the defense has suggested that  Jackson could have given himself a larger dose of propofol while the doctor was  out of the singer's bedroom in a rented Holmby Hills estate.

    The judge also plans to review about 16 hours of raw video from Jackson's rehearsals just before his death. He will determine whether the video should be shown to jurors.

    Prosecutors want jurors to see the video, which Judge Michael Pastor will review at Sony Pictures studios in Culver City.