Lawyers for Doc: Michael Jackson Killed Himself

Sleepless pop star administered lethal dose of drug, defense will argue
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2010 2:12 PM CDT
Conrad Murray is surrounded by LA County sheriff's deputies as he arrives at a Los Angeles courthouse for arraignment on involuntary manslaughter charges in the Michael Jackson case, Feb. 8, 2010.   (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

(Newser) – Michael Jackson, foiled in his quest for sleep despite the use of a powerful anesthetic, gave himself the drug overdose that killed him, Conrad Murray's lawyers plan to argue. The pop legend's personal physician, who has been charged with involuntary manslaughter, will contend that Jackson was addicted to Propofol and self-administered the deadly dosage when Murray was in the bathroom for 2 minutes, TMZ reports.

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