Testimony to Resume in Jackson Trial

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Testimony will resume Wednesday in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor with jurors hearing more about the powerful anesthetic that authorities say killed the King of Pop.

Dr. Steven Shafer, a leading expert on propofol, will resume testifying for the prosecution about the anesthetic’s effects on Jackson.

The resumption of the case against Dr. Conrad Murray comes after three and a half court days in which testimony was delayed.

Jurors heard briefly from Shafer on Thursday before the trial was delayed because of the Columbia University professor’s schedule and then the death of his father. He is expected to be the prosecution’s last witness.

Murray’s attorneys will begin calling their witnesses Friday, and their case is expected to conclude by Wednesday.

Murray has pleaded not guilty.

Source: Anthony McCartney – AP