LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death are asking a judge to prevent prosecutors from telling jurors details about the physician’s personal life, including his unpaid debts, child support obligations and extramarital affairs.

The filings by lawyers for Dr. Conrad Murray state the details are unnecessary and would unfairly prejudice a jury against the doctor.

Prosecutors called three of the doctor’s mistresses during a preliminary hearing earlier this year.

Murray’s attorneys filed six motions this week seeking to exclude information from an upcoming involuntary manslaughter trial. The motions also seek to keep prosecutors from introducing autopsy photos of Jackson, claiming that showing them in open court would “inflame the passions of the jury.”

Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s June 2009 death.

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