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Michael Jackson footage ruling delayed by judge

June 16, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Attorneys for Michael Jackson's doctor want access to raw footage used in the star's film, "This is It," but Sony Pictures is fighting the request.

Lawyers for Sony Pictures sought time Thursday to file more arguments on the issue. They say Dr. Conrad Murray's defense team has radically changed the nature of its request. The judge says he too is confused about just what footage the defense wants.

The prosecution reportedly wants to show excerpts of Jackson's rehearsals in the days before his death to show that Jackson was in good health.

However, the defense wants to show otherwise. They want to watch over 100 hours of raw footage presumably to find excerpts that dispute that "good health" theory.

Another hearing was set for June 24.

Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol and other sedatives. His trial is set for September.

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