November 1, 2011 20:06

Dr Conrad Murray will not testify in Michael Jackson court case

Murray informed the court of his decision today (November 1)

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Dr Conrad Murray will not be testifying in his own defence during the on-going trial in which he has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter of his patient Michael Jackson in June 2009.

Murray told Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor that he would not be taking the witness stand earlier today (November 1), a day after saying that he had not made a final decision yet, reports the Associated Press.

If Murray is found guilty, he could face up to four years in jail and would lose his medical licence.

Last month, the court heard that Murray was "clueless" about the drug which allegedly ended the life of the King Of Pop. Dr Steven Shafer, an expert who gave evidence at the Los Angeles trial said that Murray's negligence in administering propofol to the star directly led to his death.

Speaking about Murray's apparent delay in calling 911 to get help for Jackson on the night he died, Shafer remarked: "I almost don't know what to say. That is so completely and utterly inexcusable."



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