Dr. Conrad Murray's defense team has nine former doctors of Michael Jackson on its witness list for Murray's upcoming involuntary manslaughter trial.
Among the doctors on the list is Dr. Arnold Klein, Jackson's dermatologist and friend whose treatment of the star has long been subject to scrutiny.
The last also includes Dr. Neil Ratner, who toured with Jackson in 1996 and 1997, and Dr. David Adams of Las Vegas, Nev., both anesthesiologists.
Ratner confirmed that Michael Jackson suffered from a sleep disorder, but wouldn't elaborate further. It's anticipated that Murray's lawyers, Ed Chernoff and Michael Flanagan, will grill Ratner about the specifics of his medical treatment.
In all, Dr. Murray's lawyers list 103 people who could be called at the trial, including a nurse practitioner, Cherilyn Lee, who claims Jackson asked her for Propofol in the weeks leading up to his death, but she refused to supply it.
Lee, a nurse practitioner and nutritionist who worked for Jackson, claimed in the days after his sudden death that he had asked her for Propofol in April 2009, was served with a subpoena to testify at the trial by Murray's defense."Cherilyn is prepared to testify at the trial and tell the truth. Cherilyn has never spoken with anyone from the District Attorney's office," a source said.
"She was interviewed in the weeks after Jackson's death by the coroner and the LAPD. Cherilyn hasn't heard from those agencies since that time."
Jury selection in the criminal trial against Dr. Conrad Murray begins on September 8, 2011, and is anticipated to take several weeks to select a jury.
Opening arguments are slated for the last week of September. The trial could last until Thanksgiving, with Murray facing up to four years in prison.
Despite the long witness list, Murray is the only doctor of Jackson's who has been criminally charged in connection with the King of Pop's death.
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