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Dr. Conrad Murray's defense drawing to a close in Michael Jackson case

Dr. Conrad Murray sits in a Los Angeles courtroom Friday, Oct. 21, 2011 during his involuntary manslaughter trial. Pool,AP Photo/Reed Saxon

Michael Jackson's doctor Conrad Murray's defense case drawing to a close
Dr. Conrad Murray
AP Photo/Reed Saxon

(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - Attorneys for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death are expected to call their final two witnesses Thursday.

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The last witnesses for Dr. Conrad Murray are experts who will try to explain the defense's theory that Jackson somehow gave himself a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol.

One of the experts is an addiction specialist. The other, Dr. Paul White, is a propofol expert that is a colleague of Dr. Steven Shafer, who testified for prosecutors earlier in the trial.

Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary manslaughter.

A judge told Murray on Wednesday that he would soon be asking if he intended to testify. He also advised him of his rights to remain silent or take the stand, even if his attorneys don't agree.

Closing arguments will begin next week.

Complete coverage of the Conrad Murray - Michael Jackson case on CBS News

  • Edecio Martinez

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