Investigators next up in Jackson manslaughter case

October 5, 2011 - 3:50 AM
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Dr. Conrad Murray sits in court during his trial in the death of pop star Michael Jackson in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011. Murray has pleaded not guilty and faces four years in prison and the loss of his medical license if convicted of involuntary manslaughter in Michael Jackson's death. (AP Photo/Mario Anzuoni, Pool)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The manslaughter trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death is moving into its "CSI" phase, with jurors set to hear next from investigators and detectives.

The panel also will hear from Dr. Conrad Murray himself. Prosecutors plan to play a more than two-hour interview conducted by police with the Houston-based cardiologist two days after Jackson's June 2009 death.

Transcripts of discussions between the judge and attorneys Tuesday show that the prosecution's next witnesses are investigators who helped put together the timeline that is central to the government's case.

Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in connection with Jackson's death. He faces up to four years behind bars and the loss of his medical license if convicted.

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AP Special Correspondent Linda Deutsch contributed to this report.

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