Preliminary Hearing For Dr. Conrad Murray Opens In LA
The prosecutor has opened the hearing to determine if [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Michael Jackson[/lastfm]‘s doctor will stand trial.
Dr. Conrad Murray appeared in a Los Angeles court today. The AP reports the hearing will span multiple days during which prosecutors will lay out Murray’s statements to police, text messages, phone records and expert testimony to show the doctor should stand trial.
Prosecutor David Walgren says evidence will show Murray waited at least 21 minutes to call 911 and ordered a bodyguard to help him clean up evidence before summoning help.
Murray has pleaded not guilty. Fans gathered outside of the courthouse with signs pleading for justice and calling for Murray to admit guilt and spare Jackson’s kids from having to testify at trial.