Jackson's Doctor Begins Defense

Jim Avila on why Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyer's first witness might be in trouble.
1:35 | 10/24/11

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Now the next major stage of the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor. As lawyers for Conrad Murray could Begin presenting their case today. This is -- spoke out over the weekend ABC's Jim problem reports on this crucial week in the Los Angeles courtroom. He's industry -- good news. As the prosecution winds up its case Doctor Conrad Murray was seen about -- by paparazzi I don't America and while the stakes are high -- not. Michael Jackson's personal physician seemed at ease with his live in girlfriend and their child. Yeah. The defense should start its case today how Michael Jackson receives. The pro ball that was in his body. In its most important witness is already in trouble doctor Paul White a noted expert in anesthesia. Was chastised but a judge Friday for breaking the gag order by calling his prosecution counterpart accrued name. The judge ordered a contempt hearing for next month but white will still be allowed to testify in try to -- that damaging evidence presented by doctor Stephen Shafer. The possibility of a direct self injection. Seems extremely unlikely whose research went so far as to -- the fatal drug himself you'd literally. Swallowed. Pro football. Before the -- yes. The defense told the judge it will call to police detectives and the promoter of Jackson's tour as its first witnesses. Good Morning America Jim Avila ABC news Los Angeles.

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