Conrad Murray seeks fingerprint test on syringe found under MJ’s deathbed

March 18th, 2011 - 4:22 pm ICT by ANI  

Michael Jackson London, Mar 18 (ANI): Lawyers representing Dr. Conrad Murray want a broken syringe found under Michael Jackson’s deathbed to be tested for fingerprints.

The doctor’s legal team is expected to claim the ‘Thriller’ hitmaker injected himself with the lethal dose of sedative Propofol while Murray was out of the room.

The 57-year-old accused medic insists he did not touch the needle, discovered in the bedroom where the singer died at his Los Angeles home in June 2009.

He admits giving MJ, 50, a cocktail of drugs but claims he did not give him anything that would kill him.

He denies involuntary manslaughter. His trial begins in May.

“The defence will be based around the claim Michael gave himself the fatal dose,” the Sun quoted a source close to the case as saying.

“While there was medical equipment in the room Murray clearly did use, he’ll claim he did not touch this particular syringe.

“It could prove a crucial and controversial piece of evidence,” the source added. (ANI)

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