Defense attorneys seek urgent testing of two syringes and IV bags found in the house of Michael Jackson, saying the evidence in the murder case against the doctor of the singer and dried deteriorating.
According the transcript of a meeting of 40 minutes closed by a judge, obtained Wednesday by The Associated Press, the lawyers for Mr. Conrad Murray said fluid in one of the syringes had dried up and now was "salt.
" amounts of substances in the bag of syringes and IV could be crucial in explaining how the singer died, lawyers said Tuesday hearing.Murray pleaded not guilty to manslaughter. The authorities state that administered a lethal dose of sedatives, including propofol anesthesia in Jackson's bedroom in his rented mansion in June 2009.
Officials tested elements, and what he had found traces of propofol and lidocaine, the transcript. But the quantities of substances that have not been delivered, and defense lawyers said it might be relevant in a case expected to hinge technical and scientific data.Superior Judge Michael Pastor refused to order the test substances on Tuesday because he wanted to give The defense lawyers also with the attorney.
Defense attorney J. Michael Flanagan told the judge his efforts to get the materials tested have been delayed because of an expert medical examiner's office in Los Angeles County had a long vacation. He said that the tests should be done, when the death of Jackson. "It's not ready yet," said Flanagan. "It should have been done years ago.
" Tissue samples from Jackson's body tested for levels of various substances and led to the coroner's determination that the pop singer, died of acute poisoning by propofol in part.
Anesthesia is supposed to be administered in a hospital, but Murray has told investigators he had been giving it to Jackson as a sleep aid and tried to wean drug.Chernoff said the doctor did Jackson not given what should have killed him.The test should be performed by the coroner's office. A telephone message left for Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the coroner was not immediately returned.
Flanagan said the agency told him of the composition of fluids in syringes and IV bags has not been tested because the values was not necessary to determine the cause of death of Jackson. Flanagan declared the meeting that the test results "would be very useful information can be for both parties.
" Chernoff told the judge the results of checks that could take a month or more to complete, would not be used during a preliminary hearing scheduled to begin Jan. 4.Prosecutors will lay out some of their evidence during the hearing, and Pastor will then decide whether there is enough evidence to order Murray to stand trial.