Defendant Conrad Murray: Manslaughter Trial Delayed

Dr. Conrad Murray’s day in court has been delayed again.  On Monday, the physician for the late Michael Jackson, who pled not guilty to involuntary manslaughter, was given a preliminary hearing date of January 4th .  The hearing, expected to last 2 to 3 weeks, will involve the evidence produced by both prosecution and defense to determine grounds for a full trial. Murray’s defense team requested permission to retest three samples obtained from syringes and an intravenous drip…  Meanwhile, Joe Jackson, in attendance on Monday along with his estranged wife Katherine, has refiled his wrongful death suit against Murray.  Lady Justice will be on the scene with the latest developments as they occur.

Criminal Trial of Co-Defendants Stern, Kapoor & Eroshevich: Day Sixteen

Late yesterday, G. Thompson testified that Smith’s speech slurred after taking pills, saying “she would become all groggy and like in la-la land.”  He also witnessed Smith suffer seizures at his home but assumed they were under control.  Thompson recalled Stern asking him to watch over Smith’s medication to protect her. Smith claimed the house Thompson bought in 2006 was a present for her,  yet Thompson denies this claim and remains in a litigation battle over the property with Stern.  Thompson revealed that when Dannielynn was born, Smith asked him to put his name down as the father.  “I contemplated it but it was not the right thing to do,” he said. “I knew I was not the father. I had had a vasectomy.” Today, Thompson’s daughter-in-law Melanie also briefly took the stand.  Check back tomorrow for the latest on Melanie’s testimony!