Lawyers for Jackson doc aim to talk to witnesses

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Posted: Mar 09, 2011 5:48 PM
Lawyers for Jackson doc aim to talk to witnesses

Attorneys for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death say they want to talk to nearly three dozen people described as hostile witnesses before an upcoming trial.

Attorney J. Michael Flanagan told a judge Wednesday subpoenas had been issued for 35 witnesses, including all the members of Jackson's security team who were at the rented mansion where the singer died in June 2009.

Houston-based cardiologist Dr. Conrad Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

The case reconvenes on March 16, when jury questionnaires will be discussed. Jury selection is scheduled to begin March 24, with opening statements scheduled for May 9.