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Expert says Michael Jackson couldn't have caused own death by swallowing powerful anesthetic
LOS ANGELES (AP) ' An expert in the powerful anesthetic blamed for Michael Jackson's death has told jurors there is no way the pop star could have caused his own death by swallowing the anesthetic propofol.
Dr. Steven Shafer is testifying on what is expected to be the final day of the prosecution's involuntary manslaughter case against Dr. Conrad Murray.
Shafer's testimony is a direct response to a report prepared by defense expert Dr. Paul White. White surmised that Jackson may have caused how own death by swallowing propofol.
Shafer says it's impossible for any propofol that's swallowed to enter the bloodstream, where coroner's officials found the drug after Jackson's June 2009 death.
Murray has pleaded not guilty. His attorneys are expected to begin their case on Friday.