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Conrad Murray to fight restitution amount

Conrad Murray listens to testimony during the third day of his involuntary manslaughter trial in downtown Los Angeles, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011.
January 10, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Dr. Conrad Murray plans to fight the amount of restitution he will be ordered to pay Michael Jackson's family.

Murray filed papers in court that claim that Jackson could be found partially responsible for his own death. Attorney Michael Flanagan wants a judge to test again the residual substance contained in a bottle of propofol found in Jackson's room.

They say those results could prove whether the singer self-injected a fatal dose of propofol. If he did, the restitution order could be reduced.

Prosecutors want Murray to pay Jackson's children more than $100 million in restitution based on the projected earnings of the "This Is It" tour, along with funeral and memorial service expenses.

A hearing on the matter is set for next week.

A jury found Murray guilty on Nov. 7 of involuntary manslaughter in the pop singer's death.


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