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    Who's Saying Michael Jackson Killed Himself?

    Dr. Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson AP Photo/Isaac Brekken; Pool Photographer/Getty Images

    Conrad Murray's legal team, apparently.

    "I do think it's clear the defense is operating under the theory that the victim, Michael Jackson, killed himself," Deputy District Attorney David Walgren said in court Wednesday, a D.A.'s Office spokeswoman confirmed to E! News. "They don't want to say it but that's the direction in which they are going."

    Sure enough, Murray's attorneys don't want to say it.

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    Murray's legal camp said that they're continuing to investigate and will not be commenting on any strategy or defense theories.

    "I'm not going to respond to that characterization. But apparently it is a consideration of Mr. Walgren," he said after court.

    Walgren is gearing up to prosecute Murray on one count of involuntary manslaughter for allegedly administering the fatal dose of propofol that caused Jackson's death last year.

    Murray's attorney, J. Michael Flanagan, said in court that his client insisted that he gave Jackson only 25 milligrams of propofol on the morning in question. Meanwhile, he continued, an amount closer to 150 milligrams would have to have been present in the singer's body to cause death.

    A fingerprint found on a broken syringe that was on the floor of Jackson's room has not yet been tested, Flanagan added.

    The two sides have been battling in recent days over the testing of residue found inside two syringes that were in the pop icon's bedroom.

    L.A. Superior Court Judge Michael E. Pastor said today that he was fully prepared to divide the residue between the L.A. County Coroner's Office and the defense for testing at an outside facility—or have the coroner test it all, provided the defense sign a document acknowleding the "experimental" and possibly "difficult" nature of the analysis.

    Flanagan said that he would have to talk to Murray and the rest of the defense team before making a decision.

    A preliminary hearing in Murray's case is scheduled to begin Jan. 4.

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