Dr. Conrad Murray wants to prevent photographs from Michael Jackson's "gruesome" autopsy being admitted during his trial.

Lawyers for the accused medic - who is due to stand trial for the involuntary manslaughter of the 'Thriller' hitmaker, after he died of acute Propofol intoxication in June 2009 while under the physician's care - have asked the judge to allow only an oral description of the post-mortem examination because the pictures are "highly prejudicial".

In papers filed this week, attorneys Edward Chernoff and Nareg Gourjian said: "These photographs are graphic, gruesome and highly prejudicial.

"Admission of these photographs to the jurors will jeopardise Dr. Murray's right to a fair trial because of the significant risk that the jury will base their decision not on the evidence presented, but on emotional grounds which play no part in a criminal action."

The defence lawyers have also asked that any personal information on Dr. Murray that doesn't directly relate to his relationship with the late singer - including allegations of infidelities and meeting women at strip clubs - is not included at trial.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael E. Pastor is expected to make a ruling on the defence requests on April 21.