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Dr. Conrad Murray wants raw Michael Jackson rehearsal footage admitted as evidence in his trial, believing it will show that MJ was a mess before he died.

As part of his defense theory, Murray will contend that Michael was a lost cause both mentally and physically, and therefore he should not be held liable.

Murray faces involuntary manslaughter charges for MJ’s June 2009 death.

Michael Jackson Tour Rehearsal

We’ve seen snippets such as the ones above, but Murray’s lawyers have subpoenaed Sony for the raw footage from all the This Is It rehearsals.

He wants to show the jury what condition Michael was in while prepping for his tour in the days and weeks before he passed away, reports indicate.

While some of the video shows an alert Michael Jackson, other portions, his lawyers believe, will clearly show something is wrong with the singer.

Murray’s lawyers want to argue that Michael was ill or even dying before June 25, 2009, and that Murray’s Propofol injections alone didn’t kill him.

He is also expected to argue that the singer may have injected himself. Will it be enough to inject reasonable doubt into the minds of 12 jurors?