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Jackson doctor seeking new test on key evidence

Publicists for Murray and his lawyers say the results may form the basis of an appeal.

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Updated:November 22, 2011, 4:18 AM IST
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Jackson doctor seeking new test on key evidence
Publicists for Murray and his lawyers say the results may form the basis of an appeal.
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Los Angeles: Just days before sentencing, lawyers for the doctor convicted of causing Michael Jackson's death want a judge to order independent testing of a vial of the powerful anesthetic that killed the singer.

Attorneys for Dr Conrad Murray will ask a judge on Monday to release to an independent lab the vial of propofol that authorities contend was used on the morning of Jackson's death.

Publicists for Murray and his lawyers say the results may form the basis of an appeal.

Murray was convicted two weeks ago of involuntary manslaughter.

He remains jailed while awaiting sentencing on November 29 and faces a possible sentence ranging from probation to up to four years.

Attorney J Michael Flanagan wrote in a court filing that the testing is necessary to analyse the prosecution theory that Murray placed Jackson on an IV drip of propofol and the painkiller lidocaine then left the room.

Prosecution expert Dr Steven Shafer testified during the six-week trial that the only plausible scenario to explain Jackson's death was that the doctor left the pop superstar on the IV drip.

Shafer ruled out all other scenarios, including the defence theory that Jackson somehow gave himself the fatal dose of the anesthetic being used as a sleep aid.

The chemical makeup of the propofol vial "has become relevant to confirm or negate the accuracy of Dr Shafer's proposed scenario," Flanagan wrote.

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