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EXCLUSIVE: Dr Conrad Murray's Defense: Michael Jackson's Drug Addiction Killed Him

Aug. 25 2009, Published 5:16 a.m. ET

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With the net closing in on Dr. Conrad Murray, spoke exclusively with power house criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos about what Dr. Murray's defense strategy might be.

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"This case will be won or lost during jury selection," Geragos tells "The defense would be looking for a juror that take a strong position, and side with doctors and not second guess doctors. The prosecution would be looking for people that are sympathetic to Michael Jackson. This isn't a slam dank case for the prosecution. It's very hard for a jury to convict a doctor of criminal wrongdoing."

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"The defense looks like it's shaping up to be that Dr. Murray encountered an addict and he was trying to wean Michael off the drugs and he was the last man standing. It will also come down to causation, meaning whether it was those particular drugs that caused Michael's death. It will also be a battle of the experts. The defense could say that the Los Angeles County Coroner was influenced by the cops and Murray could bring in his own pathologist to dispute the findings," Geragos says.

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The biggest hurdle facing Dr. Murray is explaining why Propofol was being used in a home setting, says Geragos. "That will be the biggest obstacle for Murray to overcome, is explaining why Propofol was being used at home. Dr. Murray's attorney's will say that he was trying to help Michael."



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