The Madeleine Brand Show for October 24, 2011

Conrad Murray's defense expected today in Michael Jackson manslaughter trial

Dr. Conrad Murray Trial

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Defendant Dr. Conrad Murray looks to his defense attorney J. Michael Flanagan during his involuntary manslaughter trial at the Los Angeles Superior Court on September 29, 2011, in downtown Los Angeles, Calif. Murray is charged in the death of singer Michael Jackson who died of an overdose of prescription drugs, including propofol and lorazepam, in June of 2009.

The trial of Conrad Murray, the doctor charged with involuntary manslaughter for the death of Michael Jackson, moves into its fifth and possibly final week today. The prosecution is wrapping up and the defense is expected to make their case.

According to legal observers, the prosecution has made a strong case to convict Murray for involuntary manslaughter. Will Murray's lawyers be able to convince jurors that he wasn't responsible for Jackson's death?


Laurie Levenson, law professor at Loyola Law School

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