Dr. Conrad Murray Blames Dr. Arnold Klein For Michael Jackson Drug Addiction

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Charged with involuntary manslaughter, Dr. Conrad Murray will likely argue that Michael Jackson killed himself with a lethal dose of Propofol.

Even if that were true (and it's a stretch), it still wouldn't get Murray off the hook. The treatment he gave MJ was suspect for myriad reasons.

To that end, Murray's lawyers just filed documents pointing fingers at none other than Dr. Arnold Klein - Jackson's longtime doctor and friend.

Murray claims that Klein addicted Jackson to Demerol and other powerful narcotics. It's part of his plan to establish Michael as a lost cause physically.

Murray's legal team claims Klein fueled MJ's addiction as recently as 2009 by giving him scores of Demerol injections in the months prior to his death.

He may have a point there. In the months before Jackson died, Dr. Arnold Klein gave Jackson 51 Demerol injections. But is it relevant to the case?

The docs claim it is for this reason: "Due to Mr. Klein's actions, Mr. Jackson became physiologically and psychologically dependent on Demerol."

Murray's team says Dr. Arnold Klein, who is also the rumored biological father of MJ's kids Paris and Prince, "is a relevant, highly material witness."

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