The involuntary manslaughter trial of Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s former doctor, which was scheduled to begin next week, has been delayed by four months.

This past Monday (May 2),  a Los Angeles judge agreed to postpone the start of Conrad Murray’s trial until September.  Murray’s attorneys requested the delay, arguing that they needed more time to prepare after prosecutors added more expert witnesses to their list.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the potential jurors who filled out questionnaires in March will be excused.  The process of selecting a jury will start all over on Sept. 8.

Murray is charged with giving Jackson a lethal dose of the powerful anesthetic propofol prior to the King of Pop’s death in 2009.  The doctor has pleaded not guilty the involuntary manslaughter charge.

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