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Attorneys for Michael Jackson's doctor, prosecutors, waive oral arguments on appeal

FILE - In this Friday, Oct. 21, 2011, file photo, Michael Jackson's former doctor Conrad Murray sits in a courtroom during his involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles. Lawyers for Murray and the California Attorney General's office notified a Los Angeles appeals court on Tuesday Dec. 17, 2013, that they were waiving oral arguments in the former cardiologist's appeal of his 2011 involuntary manslaughter conviction. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon, Pool, File)
December 17, 2013 - 3:30 PM

LOS ANGELES, Calif. - Attorneys have waived oral arguments on an appeal by Michael Jackson's doctor of his involuntary manslaughter conviction for the singer's death.

Murray's attorney Valerie Wass and Supervising Deputy Attorney General Victoria B. Wilson filed letters with the court Tuesday waiving arguments unless justices have specific questions.

An appeals court in Los Angeles had set arguments in former cardiologist Conrad Murray's appeal for Jan. 9.

Wass says the decision was made because both sides had filed extensive papers laying out the grounds for the appeal and why prosecutors believe it should be denied.

Murray was convicted in 2011 of giving Jackson a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol. He was released in October after serving two years in jail.

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