Prosecutors want MJ’s medical reports sealed to avoid media leakage
Washington: Prosecutors dealing with Michael Jackson’s manslaughter trial, have sought to keep his medical records from the coroner and fire officials sealed until the case reaches the court.
The case that holds Jackson’s personal physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, as the culprit for the king of pop’s death, is due to begin on Sep 8, reports Contactmusic.
Jackson’s concert promoters are in the midst of a civil suit with his insurers, where both the parties mainly need to know the cause of his death to finalise a controversial payout.
But prosecutors fear that once the documents are disclosed, key information might be leaked to the media before Murray’s trial is complete.
Los Angeles Deputy District Attorneys David Walgren and Deborah Brazil made the request to keep the records private in court papers, expressing that the case had already received ‘significant, unrelenting media attention’.