Michael Jackson Naked Autopsy Photos Used In Trial
The jury in Dr Conrad Murray’s trial will be shown autopsy photos of the late singer…
A judge has ruled that the jury investigating Michael Jackson’s death will be allowed to see photos taken at the superstar’s autopsy.
Dr Conrad Murray’s defence team had tried to block the images which they believed were too gruesome and would affect the jury’s impartiality.
But the request was overruled. "Although they are tragic, they are not gruesome or gory," said Deputy District Attorney David Walgren. In one image, the King of Pop’s naked body is laid out on a coroner’s examination table, with parts of his body obscured for decency reasons. In another, he is wearing a hospital gown.
The judge also ruled that the jurors can be shown footage from Michael’s final rehearsals for his O2 Arena gigs, to illustrate that he was in good health leading up to his death in 2009 from an overdose of a powerful sedative.
Dr Murray, Jackson’s personal physician, has entered a plea of not guilty to involuntary manslaughter charges. As previously reported, his legal team has claimed that the pop icon committed suicide because he was facing financial ruin.