Lawyers want grim Jackson autopsy photos excluded from trial


LOS ANGELES – Gruesome photos of Michael Jackson’s autopsy should not be shown to the jury in the involuntary manslaughter trial of the pop singer’s doctor, defense attorneys argued in court papers released on Thursday.
Showing the pictures of the “Thriller” singer’s autopsy risk jeopardizing the trial in May of Dr. Conrad Murray, they said. Murray is charged with inadvertently causing Jackson’s June 2009 death by giving him the powerful anesthetic propofol as a sleep aid, as well as other sedatives.