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Conrad Murray Trial

Defense Lawyers Split

Over Murray Testifying

11/1/2011 9:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Dr. Conrad Murray's lawyers are split over whether the doc should take the stand in his own defense ... TMZ has learned.

Sources connected with the case tell TMZ Ed Chernoff is adamant -- he does NOT want Murray to testify because he would be crucified on cross-examination.

Michael Flanagan feels the opposite -- that Murray MUST take the stand because without his testimony the jury will convict him.

We're told Murray will defer to his lawyers, but Murray and Chernoff are joined at the hip and it's almost certain the doc will follow his lead.  Besides, Chernoff is the lead counsel and when push comes to shove -- he wins.

Our 2 cents -- Murray testifying would be a disaster for the defense.

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mj fan forever    

IN ANY CASE IS A DISASTER FOR THE NON-DEFENSE MURDERER IS GUILTY ON ALL CHARGES AND THE PROSECUTION IS PROVING IT BEYOND ANY REASONABLE DOUBT ( EVEN WITH THEIR WITNESSES-QUACKS-LOSERS TESTIMONIES ) !!!!!! MURDERER WAS SERIOUSLY NEGLIGENT INCOMPETENT AND DELIBERATELY DELAYED THE 911 CALL THEN LIED TO THE PARAMEDICS AND UCLA DOCTORS!!!!! MURDERER IS HIMSELF A DISASTER IN ANY SENSE AND DOES DESERVE TO BE CONVICTED AND ROT IN HELL!!!!!! JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL JACKSON!!!!!!!

995 days ago
17.

Holly    

Waldren stole propofol from evidence for personal use

995 days ago
18.

mac the knife    

oh dear..OH WELL.. HOLLY.. your boy is losing this case no wonder you have to resort to such low lifementality.. LOL

meanwhile.. Murray can return to GRENADA.. not Hawaii.. & if he ver wrote a book.. his lawyers will take all the $$$'s before he can even lay his paw on a penny..so there.

MOST OF ALL.. IT IS SOOOO GLARINGLY CLEAR.. HOW MURRAY WAS TOTALLY NEGLIGENT-- WHEN HE NEVER KEPT MED RECORDS ON MJ.. WHY? BEC ALL HE WAS DOING WAS ILLEGAL... HELL EVEN Klein KEPT RECORDS! so right there.. Murray cannot use the excuse-- he wanted total privacy on MJ..

I have a gut feel.. Murray will testify-- bec he is arrogant.. & so damn impress with himself.. he thinks he can seduce the jury!

995 days ago
19.

dee    

uhhhhhhhhhhh let him testify. Lets see if he changes his story one more time!

995 days ago
20.

AlwaysOnTimeB    

A house divided amongst itself will fall.

995 days ago
21.

Michael    

Judge Pastor has just asked Dr Murray would he like to take the stand Murray said he wont be taking the stand at any time in the case. The judge was then asked by the Prosecutor could i****reed with defense call the woman who done the computer model that was showing yesterday (that they where arguing about)the judge said he'd allow that, So now they are waiting for her to take the stand.

995 days ago
22.

mac the knife    

oh MIMI.. it is obvious-- you're ignorant! Michael Jackson was NEVER chilkd molestor.. actually.. unwittingly with Murray taping Michael in his most vunerable state attested to it.. BAH..

besides.. Evan Chandler blew his brains out.. & Michael was totally exonorated in that trial..

995 days ago
23.

mac the knife    

now.. what is this gnome White babbling about? making a new med case book in looking after patients as they go along?

Flanagan's eyebrows is doing all the work here.. geez.. there's nothing worse than lawyers who cannot even bleieve what the F**k they are saying.. w

995 days ago
24.

Siggisis    

Damn, just finished working - and trial is over.

The question in the poll needs to be specified. Personally I would like him to take the stand to have the prosecution wipe the floor with him (and walls, ceiling and windows); but I don´t think it would be a good idea for HIM. So I will not vote in the poll.

995 days ago
26.

yvonne from uk    

I'm so glad Dr Shafer was called as a rebuttal witness, he is a great guy. Not only did he not take any payment for his testimony(unlike Dr White) but he actually takes time to read and study all the information pertaining to the case. Because of his attention to detail he has all the answers when needed. I would trust Dr Shafer with my life anyday, he is an example of what we should all expect from doctors everywhere. Dr White on the other hand, well thank god he's retired. Dr Shafer I SALUTE YOU.

995 days ago
28.

igotfleasfromtmz    

Dr. Murray should have taken the stand. By not talking he is signing a guilty verdict. The state has proven thier case.
Murray had a chance to say I am humane and I made a mistake.
He thinks he is above everyone else.
Fry in he.l.ls frying pan Murray

995 days ago
29.

kim    

it really doesn't matter if he testifies or not because he's guilty as sin, as his defense team well knows. I know because i am a respiratory therapist not just an MJ fan so this guy has plenty to worry about he's about to pay the piper. unless they got this jury from florida!! you know what i mean.

994 days ago
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