Toldja so! Dr. Conrad Murray will not take the stand ... the defense just confirmed.
As we previously reported, there was a split between Murray's lawyers Ed Chernoff and J. Michael Flanagan over whether Murray should testify.
Chernoff believed Murray would have gotten crushed in cross-examination -- but Flanagan didn't think Murray could win over the jury without giving his side of the story.
After the dust settled, Chernoff prevailed. So Murray will keep his mouth shut.
Dr. Conrad Murray
Will NOT Testify
11/1/2011 10:27 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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