Dr. Conrad Murray's Manslaughter Defense: Michael Jackson Killed Himself

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Prosecutors in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case alluded to the defense Dr. Conrad Murray is likely to use in court - that the singer killed himself.

Not on purpose of course, but according to the legal team of the physician on trial for his death, Jackson killed himself with a fatal dose of Propofol.

L.A. County Deputy D.A. David Walgren says it's "clear the defense is operating under the theory that the victim, Michael Jackson, killed himself."

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Murray claims he left Michael's bedroom the day he died (June 25, 2009) to go to the bathroom. MJ awoke and, in a moment of frustration, injected a massive dose of the anesthetic Murray was administering to treat his insomnia.

Walgren said of the Dr. Conrad Murray and his lawyers in court, "They don't want to say it, but that's the direction in which they are going."

In fact, they don't want to say anything. At the preliminary hearing, the defense plans on staying silent and letting the D.A. reveal its hand.

The defense believes there's no way this is not going to trial, and as such, will wait to see the prosecution outline its case before it decides how to proceed, using both the above theory and claims that other doctors over-medicated Michael.

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