*Dr. Conrad Murray, charged in the death of Michael Jackson will have to wait a while longer for his trial after a judge on Wednesday postponed opening statements until May.
Dr. Murray consented to the postponement after his attorneys and prosecutors said they could be ready for his involuntary manslaughter trial by then, a transcript of a closed session meeting shows.
“It is only acceptable to me if this is not strung along over a long period of time,” Murray told the judge, according to the transcript. “I don’t want to lose my constitutional right to speedy trial.”
The Houston-based cardiologist, who has been seeking a speedy trial because of financial difficulties, told Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor he understood the delay was necessary to allow both sides to better prepare for trial.
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