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Expert challenges Jacko prosecution

An expert on the powerful anaesthetic blamed for Michael Jackson's death hinted he disagreed with prosecutors' theories in the case against the singer's personal doctor.

Dr Paul White was testifying for Dr Conrad Murray, who has denied involuntary manslaughter in Jackson's death in 2009.

Dr White said he reviewed reports by more than a dozen experts and would not expect Jackson to have died from the drugs that Murray told police he gave the singer.

Murray was giving Jackson the anaesthetic propofol as a sleep aid.

A prosecution expert says Murray probably gave Jackson propofol at a higher dose than he told police, then left the room.

Dr White said he could not justify the conduct if that happened, but he is expected to present an alternative theory.

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