Dr. Conrad Murray, the doctor charged in the death of the King of Pop Michael Jackson, has just brought himself an extra few months of freedom. Dr. Death met with a judge on Wednesday (Mar 2) and agreed to delay opening statements in the case until May.
According to the Associated Press, Murray’s attorneys consented to the postponement after they discussed the matter with prosecutors and both sides agreed they could be ready for trial by May 9.
Murray reportedly told Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor that he did not want to forfeit his right to a quick trial, but agreed to the delay if screening of prospective jurors begins as scheduled on March 24th.
“It is only acceptable to me if this is not strung along over a long period of time,” Murray told the justice. “I don’t want to lose my constitutional right to speedy trial.” (Source)
Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
Gah-lee! Can they just send this douche to jail and be done with this whole ordeal already?