LOS ANGELES (AP) — The manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor is moving rapidly toward one that likely will be televised.
Saying he was "an innocent man," Dr. Conrad Murray pleaded not guilty today to involuntary manslaughter in the pop superstar's 2009 death.
Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor says he's inclined to allow TV coverage of the trial, set to begin March 28. He'll hear both side's views on that and other issues at a Feb. 7 hearing.
A spokeswoman for the district attorney's office says the office has a policy of not opposing cameras in court.
Murray is accused of giving Jackson a lethal dose of a powerful anesthetic and other sedatives.
If convicted, Murray could face a maximum of four years in prison.
Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson's doctor
Dr. Conrad Murray enters his plea to a charge of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death.
Judge Michael Pastor, with Ed Chernoff, Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyer
LA County Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor and Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyer, Ed Chernoff agree on a trial date. ((note length of cut))Tags: