LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Lawyers for the doctor charged in the death
of Michael Jackson want to show jurors at the upcoming trial footage of a press conference in which the singer spoke of performing in only 10 shows.
A motion filed Tuesday says the recording of Jackson as he announced his "This Is It" concerts would show his mental and
physical condition in March 2009.
The motion says the footage supports the anticipated testimony
of Jackson's makeup artist Karen Faye that the pop star was furious
when he learned he would have to do 50 shows.
Lawyers for defendant Conrad Murray allege Jackson was not
physically able to take on such a commitment.
Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial begins Friday with jury selection. He is accused of negligence in Jackson's death from an
overdose of the anesthetic propofol.
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