Conrad Murray appeals conviction 0
Dr. Conrad Murray remains expressionless next to his attorney J. Michael Flanagan (L) after the jury returned with a guilty verdict in his involuntary manslaughter trial in Los Angeles November 7, 2011. (Reuters/Al Seib/Pool)
Lawyers for Michael Jackson's incarcerated doctor Conrad Murray have appealed his involuntary manslaughter conviction.
The physician is currently serving a four-year prison term after he was found guilty of administering the fatal dose of Propofol, which claimed the King of Pop's life 2009, but, on Monday, Murray's defence team filed a new motion in California, asking the appeals court to order a test of the Propofol bottle to check for the presence of lidocaine, a diluent drug commonly mixed with the anaesthetic by doctors to ease the patient's pain.
If there is no trace of lidocaine in the vial, evidence will suggest the King of Pop injected himself with the deadly substance, destroying the prosecution's theory that Murray rigged up a Propofol intravenous drip and then left Jackson's room.
According to CNN.com, Murray's lawyers previously made the request during the original trial, but was it twice denied by a judge.