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Jury may see Jackson autopsy photos

Published 19/04/2011 | 20:17

Prosecutors want jurors in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor to see images of his superstar patient while both alive and dead
Prosecutors want jurors in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor to see images of his superstar patient while both alive and dead

Prosecutors want jurors in the involuntary manslaughter trial of Michael Jackson's doctor to see images of his superstar patient while both alive and dead.

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In motions filed, they asked to use video clips from the concert movie This Is It to show the singer was in good health, engaged in planning his concert tour and had every reason to live.

They say this would contradict defence claims that star took his own life.

Prosecutors also want to use limited autopsy photos of Michael to prove that although thin, he was in excellent health. They say the photos would not be gruesome.

But defence lawyers for Dr Conrad Murray say the photos would inflame the jury's emotions.

Murray has pleaded not guilty.

Jury selection resumes on May 4 and motions are to be argued later this week.

Press Association

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