Los Angeles: Prosecutors have called a cardiologist as an expert to testify against the doctor
charged in Michael Jackson’s death.
They called Dr. Alon Steinberg to explain to jurors the
role of a cardiologist and explain how Dr. Conrad Murray’s
treatment of Jackson deviated from general standards.
Murray has pleaded not guilty to involuntary
manslaughter. Authorities contend he gave Jackson a lethal
dose of the anesthetic propofol, but Murray’s attorneys claim
Jackson gave himself the fatal dose.
Steinberg is one of three expert witnesses who are
expected to conclude the prosecution’s case against Murray,
who faces four years behind bars and the loss of his medical
license if convicted.
Steinberg told jurors he is not an expert in
anesthesiology, sleep treatment or addiction.