Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial in connection with Michael Jackson's 2009 death will resume on Wednesday after a series of delays.
Los Angeles Judge Michael Pastor made the announcement Monday morning at a hearing attended by lawyers for both sides; the jury wasn't present.
Today's session was canceled after the father of the prosecution's final witness died, but Judge Pastor ordered the delay of one more day additionally.
Murray's defense team will be able to gather more details from the L.A. County Coroner's Office test results of Lorazepam levels in Michael Jackson's body.
His lawyers may be readying to mount a defense on the theory that Lorazepam killed MJ, and that acute Propofol intoxication was NOT a cause of death.
"This case isn't about Propofol, Michael Jackson didn't die from that. He died because of an extremely high level of Lorazepam found in his body.""The defense wholeheartedly disagrees with the findings of the coroner that Michael Jackson died of acute Propofol intoxication. Michael Jackson's death certificate lists acute Propofol intoxication as the official cause of death."
"However, other contributing factors of death include: benzodiazepine effect. The benzodiazepine in his system was Lorazepam," the source adds.
Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.
It seems as though the doc is throwing everything he can at the wall in hopes that something sticks. With his medical practices and timeline of events called into question already, he may have little choice left but to do so.
Just last week, the defense was full-on pushing the Propofol theory, arguing that Jackson had plenty of time to do himself in June 25, 2009.