Michael Jackson Doctor Trial Put On Hold

Death in family of a witness delays court proceedings

October 17, 2011 8:50 AM ET
Dr. Conrad Murray looks on during his involuntary manslaughter trial at the Los Angeles Superior Court
Dr. Conrad Murray looks on during his involuntary manslaughter trial at the Los Angeles Superior Court
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The trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, the physician charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, has been put on hold today due to a death in the family of a witness for the prosecution.

Dr. Steven Shafer was set to testify later today. He will be the final witness the prosecution is expected to call before resting their case. Los Angeles Superior Court spokeswoman Mary Hearn told reporters that the judge in the case will meet with prosecuting and defense lawyers to determine when to resume the trial.

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