Defense Witnesses Take The Stand

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 2:33pm

Dr. Conrad Murray's attorneys work to poke holes in prosecution's case.

Testimony in the case against Michael Jackson's doctor stopped almost as quickly as it started Tuesday when a defense witness became ill and asked for a few minutes to compose herself.

Testimony was delayed when nurse practitioner Cherilyn Lee told the judge she didn't feel well

After a 30 minute break, Lee testified about how she treated Jackson with nutritional supplements to help him sleep, but Jackson begged for Propofol.

Lee says she refused to give Propofol, as did defense witness Dr. Allan Metzger, a long time friend of Jackson who treated him for 15 years.

Experts say the defense is trying to show Jackson had a serious problem with prescription drugs.

Some experts say the defense strategy could backfire as Dr. Conrad Murray appears to be the only physician to administer Jackson's request for Propofol.

The judge has blocked the defense from any questioning about Jackson's $40-million contract with AEG Live, saying it would be too confusing to jurors.

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