Trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor delayed until May

Last Updated: Mar 04, 2011, 15:50 PM IST

London: The involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson’s doctor Conrad Murray has been delayed until May.

A US judge said both sides needed more time to prepare for the trial, which was due to commence on March 24 but will now begin on May 9, reports the BBC.

Lawyers for both sides said they would be ready by the new trial date, after having more time to share information and receive reports from experts.

Murray, who has denied illegally giving Jackson drugs that led to the singer’s death in June 2009, said he accepted the judge’s decision, as long as it was ‘not strung along over a long period of time’.

ANI