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Michael Jackson doctor's LA court hearing postponed while lawyers view rehearsal footage
LOS ANGELES (AP) ' A hearing in the criminal case against Michael Jackson's doctor has been postponed because lawyers are bogged down viewing hundreds of hours of rehearsal footage from the singer's "This Is It" concert rehearsals.
In a conference Wednesday, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor delayed a July 12 hearing to July 20 but said he wants to know then when the involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray can go forward. It is now set for Sept. 8.
Attorneys said they have been working daily since June 28 and have gotten through only one of 21 boxes of materials.
Prosecutors want to use the film to show Jackson was in good health while the defense seeks evidence he was ill.
Murray has pleaded not guilty in Jackson's 2009 overdose death.