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Doctor: Michael Jackson Could Not Have Given Himself Lethal Dosage

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A top medical specialist delivered damaging testimony at the trial of Michael Jackson's
physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, yesterday. Dr. Steven Shafer, an expert
on the drug propofol, said that the defense's theory that Jackson
self-injected a lethal dose of the sedative is a "crazy scenario."
"People don't wake up hellbent to give themselves another dose," he told
the jury.

Shafer also insisted that Murray did not properly
control the flow of the anesthetic into the singer's body. "He is
responsible for every drop of propofol in that room," Shafer said.

Shafer is the final witness called by prosecutors. He is expected to be
cross-examined by the defense today before they begin calling their own
witnesses to the stand.


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