With court appearance No. 2, due next Monday (April 5), Michael Jackson's doctor is apparently "hanging on by a thread," financially. In court papers Dr Conrad Murray's lawyers say he must be allowed to continue practicing medicine in order to pay for his defense on a manslaughter charge.
California attorney general wants to suspend Dr. Conrad Murray's medical license pending his trial.
Murray's lawyers argue that his "ability to pay for his own defense depends almost entirely on his ability to continue to treat patients."
On Monday a date for Murray's preliminary hearing is likely to be selected and a judge assigned to the case.
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