Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 18 December 2014

Jackson judge to consider lawyer

US singer Michael Jackson died in June 2009
US singer Michael Jackson died in June 2009

The judge overseeing the case of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death will hear arguments on Thursday on whether a new attorney with ties to the singer should be allowed to join the defence team.

An attorney for the late pop star's estate is among those expected to weigh in on whether Nareg Gourjian, a former associate of celebrity attorney Mark Geragos, can join the case.

Geragos represented Jackson from 2003 until 2005 but left the singer's case before he was acquitted of child molestation charges. Geragos is also expected to speak on Thursday about whether he thinks Gourjian should be allowed to defend Dr Conrad Murray, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Gourjian has said he did very little work on Jackson's case.

Murray is not expected to attend the hearing.

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