Judge to consider new lawyer for Jackson doctor

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Judge to consider new lawyer for Jackson doctor
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(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES -The judge overseeing the case of Dr. Conrad Murray, who is charged in Michael Jackson's death, will hear arguments today on whether a new attorney who had ties to the singer should be allowed to join the defense team.

Nareg Gourjian is a former associate of celebrity attorney Mark Geragos.

Geragos represented Jackson from 2003 until 2005 but left the singer's case before he was acquitted of child molestation charges. Geragos is also expected to speak Thursday about whether he thinks Gourjian should be allowed to defend Murray, who is charged with involuntary manslaughter.

Gourjian has said he did very little work on Jackson's case.

An attorney for Jackson's estate is also among those expected to weigh in on the matter.

Murray is not expected to attend the hearing.

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