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Judge Allows Viewing Of Outtakes From Michael Jackson’s ‘This Is It’

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LOS ANGELES (AP) — Both the defense and prosecution in the involuntary manslaughter case against Michael Jackson’s doctor have won permission to view raw footage of rehearsals from which the concert movie “This Is It” was made.

Prosecutors, who first asked to present only excerpts from the theatrically released movie, revised their request Friday after Dr. Conrad Murray’s attorneys gained Sony Pictures’ agreement to show them unused footage.

Deputy District Attorney David Walgren said prosecutors want to see the same material. Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said both sides may go to Sony studios and view the material.

Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter in Jackson’s death from an overdose of propofol and other sedatives.

Lawyers are seeking evidence of Jackson’s physical condition before his June 25, 2009, death.

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