Friday, October 21, 2011

CONRAD MURRAY TRIAL STILL GOING: PROSECUTION ON A ROLL, IT SEEMS

The testimony continues in the Dr. Conrad Murray involuntary manslaughter trial related to the death of Michael Jackson. This week has seen prosecution expert star witness Dr. Steven Shafer on the stand doing demonstrations and simulations for the jury to show how Murray hooked Jackson up to a propofol drip and how Murray deviated from what his medical duties should have been.

It's been described by numerous legal observers as really damaging testimony. The general feeling seems to be that Murray and his entire defence team are going down with the Titanic.

Anyway, the defence lawyer Ed Chernoff is cross-examining Shafer and trying to somehow discredit him, but Shafer seems to have made a big impression on the jury and everyone else watching this trial. Murray definitely looks like he's doomed. Still, you never know -- this is Los Angeles after all, where juries routinely allow people to walk free.

Just as I write this now, the testimony has ended for the day and week. See you again next week for more fun. You can catch up on the happenings in the trial here at the In Session blog.

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