MJ administered lethal shot himself, says doc’s lawyer

Last Updated: Jan 09, 2011, 12:40 PM IST

New York: Lawyers for Dr. Conrad Murray have hinted that late King of Pop Michael Jackson delivered the shot of propofol to himself, and that the physician had nothing to do with administering the potent anesthetic.

Coroner investigator Elissa Fleak testified in the fourth day of a preliminary hearing Friday to determine if Murray should stand trial for involuntary manslaughter, reports the New York Daily News.

Fleak testified that 12 bottles of propofol were found in the Jackson’s closet and bedroom, nine of which were in a bag labeled "Baby Essentials." Syringes and other medications were also discovered in Jackson’s rented mansion.

Murray’s lawyers asked Fleak on cross-examination if the syringes or medication were within Jackson’s reach, but a judge did not allow the investigator to answer the question.

But Fleak did say that the items were within two feet of the bed.