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Defense for Jackson doctor seeks trial delay

Dr. Conrad Murray is seen in court in Los Angeles in this undated photo.

April 29, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Defense attorneys for Michael Jackson's doctor asked for a delay in the upcoming trial.

A lawyer for Dr. Conrad Murray said Friday the defense needs more time to line up expert witnesses to rebut new prosecution experts.

Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor did not immediately rule on the oral motion but instructed attorneys Murray to file a formal motion by Sunday afternoon.

Murray is accused of involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death.

The trial is set to begin next month.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.