LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attorneys for the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death are asking a judge to order testing on syringes found in the pop singer’s home that they say is rapidly deteriorating.
Attorney J. Michael Flanagan told The Associated Press on Wednesday that he has submitted a motion asking a judge to order the testing after being unable to reach an agreement with prosecutors in recent months.
Dr. Conrad Murray’s attorneys are asking the Los Angeles coroner’s office to determine the quantities of fluids, believed to include the anesthetic propofol and lidocaine, in two syringes and an IV bag found after Jackson’s death last June.
Flanagan says time is running out for the testing to be done. The substance in one of the syringes has been described by Murray’s attorneys as “salt.”
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