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Jackson's doctor in TV show on trial

THE doctor convicted of killing Michael Jackson is now defending himself in multiple TV interviews taped before a jury returned a guilty verdict.

NBC's Today show plans this week to broadcast interviews with Dr Conrad Murray (below) in which he defends his use of the surgical anaesthetic propofol on Jackson.

Although multiple experts testified at his trial that propofol should not have been administered in Jackson's home, the doctor disagreed.

"I think propofol is not recommended to be given in the home setting," Murray said, "but it is not contraindicated."

Murray is now being held in Los Angeles County Jail awaiting sentencing on November 29, and could face up to four years in prison.