Michael Jackson's Doctor on Trial: Defense Rests

Jim Avila on the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray as it approaches the final stages.
2:43 | 11/02/11

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Conrad Murray his case will go to the jury after each side presents its closing arguments Thursday. But the drew up to make its decision without hearing from -- himself. ABC's Jim -- covered all 22 days of the trial joins us from Los and is this morning and Jim this decision actually defied and his defense team. Yes the defense team was divided and now they've suffered another huge a -- George at the hands of the judge who is told them that. They will he will -- an instruction to the jury that could make it almost impossible for an acquittal in Conrad Murray's case according to some observers the judge is gonna tell the jury that even if Michael Jackson. Took the Pope -- -- himself. That but Conrad Murray could still be found guilty if he left those drugs within Michael Jackson's -- which makes for some. Grim preparations have for the defense today for their closing argument. It's the people rest their case. Yes are there any additional witnesses or evidence on behalf of the defense conducted the defense rests its case yes. Next up closing arguments tomorrow the jury expected to get the case Friday. -- job you've seen and heard all of the evidence in this case but not without drama a standoff on the defense team. Sources tell ABC news Conrad Murray was getting conflicting advice from his lawyer's right up till the end. Lead defense attorney Ed turned off adamantly against his client taking the witness stand. While his partner Michael Flanagan told -- to win the case. He had to explain his side to the jury in person out of their view and with cameras off judge Michael pastor said this to doctor Mercury. 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. He could be the most sympathetic character in the world. But as a defendant -- criminal trial there's no way you're going to be able to him what he experienced seasoned prosecutor cross examine. Members of the Jackson family again in court and now that the evidence is solid and Tito -- -- Michael's siblings in London are talking about how helpless they felt. About their brothers' drug habit this Jackson's blame Michael security for keeping them away from it. I have -- and physical fights with his security kicked him and it wasn't sang imagine my car right through the gate -- -- They would he will include vehicles in the road way to block -- it was ugly public didn't but did many times. The kept away like he was the president. States. -- the guards have said that they were under strict orders to Michael Jackson himself to keep his family out. Unless they had an appointment.

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