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Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Trial of Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray

December 29, 2010
The judge approved a plan to allow defense lawyers to test residue from syringes and an intravenous drip found in Jackson's home. Deputy DA David Walgren said in court that his office has shared everything and never objected to testing the syringes or intravenous drip as long as the coroner followed proper procedures. "The theory that they're running with is Michael Jackson killed himself," said prosecutor Walgren.

Next: The preliminary hearing for Murray is set to begin Tuesday January 4, 2011 and is expected to last about two weeks.

Michael Jackson died June 25, 2009
-Dr Conrad Murray is charged with involuntary manslaughter
-He faces up to four years in prison if convicted
-The Los Angeles County coroner ruled death was from an overdose of propofol, a powerful anesthetic used to put surgical patients to sleep, in combination with benzodiazepine, a sedative.
-Conrad Murray remains free on $75,000 bond.
-Prosecution team: Deputy District Attorney David Walgren
-Defense team: J. Michael Flanagan

Earlier stories:

Dr Conrad Murray hanging-on-by-thread says lawyer
Dr Conrad Murray charged
Dr Conrad Murray arrives in court

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