Prosecution Rests Case Against Conrad Murray
First Published: October 24, 2011 2:27 PM EDT Credit: AP, Flynet, Disney, Disney, JFX, Capitol Records, BuzzFoto
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Prosecutors have concluded their case against the doctor charged with Michael Jackson’s death after questioning 33 witnesses.
Prosecutor David Walgren said Monday that he had no further witnesses to call at this point against Dr. Conrad Murray.
Defense attorneys were expected to begin their case later in the day and call 15 witnesses over the next few days.
The final prosecution witness was Dr. Steven Shafer, an expert on the anesthetic propofol that authorities say killed Jackson.
Murray, who has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter, has acknowledged giving Jackson propofol as a sleep aid in the singer’s bedroom.
Shafer told jurors that Murray committed 17 violations of the standard of care that each could have led to Jackson’s injury or death.
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