Lawyers for Dr. Murray May Claim Michael Jackson Killed Himself

Plus: Jackson estate protests TV show about autopsy; Tito launches solo album

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Lawyers representing Conrad Murray, the doctor charged with involuntarily manslaughter in the death of Michael Jackson, are considering a defense based on the claim that the King of Pop actually committed suicide.

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Whether this theory is the focus of the defense for Dr. Murray until a hearing begins next week, but Los Angeles Deputy District Attorney David Walgren indicated that it was a possibility at a court session discussing the evidence against Murray held yesterday.

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The case against Dr. Murray is hardly the only mess involving Jackson’s mysterious 2009 death. The Jackson estate is attempting to block a TV show reenacting the singer’s autopsy that is currently set to air in Europe in January.

Executors of the estate contacted Discovery Communications yesterday, asking the network to pull the show, titled "Michael Jackson's Autopsy: What Really Killed Michael Jackson” because they believed that the program and its corresponding advertising campaign is “debased, sick and insensitive.” Discovery Communications has declined to comment on the estate’s request.

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Meanwhile, eldest brother Tito has announced that his solo debut So Far, So Good will be released in early 2011. The album — his first on his own after a long career as a member of the Jackson 5 and the Jacksons — will emphasize his skill as a guitarist.

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