Dr. Conrad Murray's Defense To Argue Michael Jackson Killed Himself
Posted on Thu Dec 30, 2010 09:22 AM PDT

mj200.jpgLOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - The defense for Dr. Conrad Murray will argue Michael Jackson's death was actually a suicide, a prosecutor said during a hearing Wednesday.

"I do think it's clear the defense is operating under the theory that the victim, Michael Jackson, killed himself. They don't want to say it but that's the direction in which they are going," Deputy District Attorney David Walgren revealed.

The statement came at a hearing where a lawyer for Dr. Conrad Murray clashed with the prosecutor over who should test residue from two syringes found in Jackson's bedroom. It has been suggested during a short period when Murray left the room Jackson could have injected himself with more Propofol.

The preliminary hearing is scheduled to begin Jan. 4. The Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor will then decide if there is sufficient evidence to hold Murray for trial.