Entering its second week today, Dr. Conrad Murray's involuntary manslaughter trial is not exactly off to a strong start from the physician's perspective.
Various witnesses detailed his panicked and inconsistent behavior, such as concealing evidence. Paramedics even said he didn't call 911 fast enough.
Now, the linchpin of his defense - that Michael Jackson killed himself - may be hurt by a report that MJ's prints were not found on any Propofol bottles.
Dr. Murray's lawyers contend that when the Murray left the room briefly, Jackson grabbed a bottle of the drug, ingested it and subsequently died.
Attorney Ed Chernoff told the jury during opening statements that MJ self-administered an extra dose of Propofol and Lorazepam on June 25, 2009.
This "created perfect storm in his body, that killed him instantly," Chernoff said.
"No CPR, nor doctor, no paramedic, no machine was going to revive Michael Jackson. He died so rapidly, he didn’t even have time to close his eyes."
The defense might have a hard time convincing a jury of this given what the EMTs have said, but a lack of prints would definitely hurt Murray's case.