Belfast Telegraph

Jackson 'injected propofol himself'

A defence witness in the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor has said he believes the singer gave himself a fatal injection of an anaesthetic.

Anaesthesia expert Dr Paul White said he does not see evidence supporting the prosecution theory that Conrad Murray was infusing the singer with propofol using an IV.

He said that theory is not supported by evidence found at the scene or in Murray's statement to police.

Dr White said the evidence recovered in Jackson's bedroom was more consistent with him receiving the anaesthetic through an injection.

A prosecution expert had previously told jurors he believed Murray used an IV drip of propofol and said that was the only way to explain the high levels of the drug found in the singer's body.

Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

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