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Michael Jackson himself caused his death, according to a defense witness

LOS ANGELES, Calif.. – The lawyers of Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s personal physician, launched the “bomb” to which they were referring to for months: the expert testimony accusing the singer of having himself caused his death.

Dr. Paul White said that Michael Jackson had injected himself a dose of propofol, a powerful anesthetic, the effects of the first dose administered by Dr. Murray had vanished.

He also found that the star had taken several tablets of lorazepam, another sedative, after an injection of this drug and others.

This combination of drugs may have had “fatal consequences,” said Dr. White in court on Friday.

Dr. Murray is accused of having caused the death of Michael Jackson by administering a cocktail of propofol and other tranquilizers in Los Angeles. The star, who was preparing to give a series of 50 concerts in London, died June 25, 2009 in Los Angeles at the age of 50. His personal physician, who pleaded not guilty to manslaughter, faces up to four years imprisonment and disqualification.

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