Conrad Murray Receives Conflicting Advice

Defense originally disagreed on whether Michael Jackson's doctor would testify.
1:23 | 11/01/11

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After 22 days of often intense testimony the prosecution and the defense have now rested in the trial of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson's death. All of this after a crucial decision by Doctor Conrad Murray what was it here's ABC's Jim model -- -- tell us about it. A standoff on the defense team sources tell ABC news Conrad Murray was getting conflicting advice right up till the end. Lead defense attorney Ed turned off adamantly against his client taking the witness -- Well Michael Flanagan in the second chair told Murray to win the case he had to explain directly to the jury and with cameras off judge Michael pastor to Dr. -- If you want to testify you will testify do you understand this is an individual decision. Yes what is your decision my decision is that I will not testify in this matter. There's no way that you're going to be able to handle -- the experience season. Prosecutor cross examine who you're going to be defeated before you even start. Part of the Jackson family in court again today and now that the evidence is -- in Tito and rebbe Michael's siblings in London to promote a tribute concert. Talked about how helpless they feel about their brothers' drug habit. -- -- -- -- We tried very hard for me there were several interventions. Closing arguments are now scheduled for Thursday. The jury should get the case on Friday.

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