Michael Jackson Trial: Conrad Murray's Defense

Defense team for the pop star's doctor makes its case in court.
2:32 | 10/24/11

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Transcript for Michael Jackson Trial: Conrad Murray's Defense
Today three words that signaled a pivotal moment in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case -- prosecution. Rests starting today Doctor Conrad Murray and his defense team began to make the case. It was the pop star not his physician who was to blame for his own death. ABC's Jim model has been following every twist in this case and He was at the courthouse for us again today as the defense. Began. People are -- Aired and would -- to rest at this time. And it was a strong enough case for the judge to deny the first move of the -- -- motion to dismiss. Water and not guilty verdict from the bench and send the jury home -- judge Michael pastor said no ruling that a reasonable jury could find the defendant guilty the prosecution case has been extremely strong. So now the defense begins with a new surveillance tapes showing doctor Murray's BMW. Arriving at the Jackson mansion at 1250. And -- to rise ten minutes later. Jackson family members watching again in the front row with the reports that Michael's most famous sister Janet has postponed an Australian concert tour to attend. Here -- the key defense witnesses they can expect to see. LAPD detective Orlando Martinez testifying about what eyewitnesses said the day -- Jackson's death and how -- story changed. Randy Phillips the promoter of Jackson's this is -- to war the defense wants to portray -- Jackson desperate to perform because its finances were a sham. And doctor Paul White -- the defense hopes will say -- -- follow its safety used for sleep in Jackson could have self injected the fatal dose of pro football. This afternoon detective Martinez the first of the big witnesses admitted that Michael Jackson's bodyguard. Who testified in the prosecution case it Dr. Murray ordered him to hide -- -- bottles. Did not say that during his first police interview. Did you ever hear mr. Alvarez mention anything about putting away. Files for doctor Murray. -- from the defense strategy appears to be -- doctor Murray's negligence but denied that the -- fall and sedatives Dr. Murray administered alone. Killed Michael Jackson. The record to try to show. Demonstrably. That pro for fall at the levels that they say were administered could not have caused the death. Many legal experts believe the key connection to this case is whether or not doctor Murray's mistakes led directly to Michael Jackson's death. Or did Michael Jackson do something with -- -- -- sedatives but doctor Murray was out of the room.

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