28 Dec 2010
DA gives residue for testing to Jackson doctor
The Los Angeles County district attorney's office responded Monday to a motion filed earlier by Dr. Conrad Murray's defense team.
Defense attorneys had sought to have the coroner's office conduct the testing on fluids in two syringes and an IV bag. They want to determine how much of the anesthetic propofol and painkiller lidocaine were in the equipment.
Prosecutors agreed to give them half the residue, but Deputy District Attorney David Walgren's contentious motion says the prosecution will agree to tests only if they are done correctly.
The defense plans to use a private laboratory for testing.
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