Prosecutors appeal for ban of MJ’s molestation, drug use references
Washington: Prosecutors in the trial of Michael Jackson’s physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, want to ban all testimony relating to claims that the late singer molested children.
According to a website, lawyers have asked Judge Michael Pastor to prohibit the key investigator in the 2005 allegations against Jackson – Steve Robel, from testifying as a defence witness for Murray, who is accused of involuntary manslaughter of the ‘Thriller’ hitmaker, Contactmusic reported.
The legal representatives are of the thinking that any testimony referring to the allegations against the late singer could arouse anger amongst the jury members, as it is irrelevant to the present case.
The present case is regarding Jackson’s doctor, who has been accused of administering the critical dose of Propofol, a powerful anaesthetic, which killed Jackson in 2009.
The prosecution have also asked the judge to block testimony from a number of doctors who had treated the King of Pop in the past, but were not involved in his care on the day of his death.
Previous claims suggest that lawyers for the defence had nine medical professionals lined up to speak about Jackson’s drug use, with a proposed argument that the ‘Billie Jean’ star was addicted to the prescription medication that resulted in the condition during his death.