Prosecution in Jackson doctor trial rests its case

The prosecution and the defence in the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor have rested their cases.

The jury will return to court on Thursday to hear each side summing up their arguments.

Earlier, Dr Conrad Murray was asked by the trial judge whether he wanted to take the witness stand before the defense rested its case in the six-week trial in Los Angeles.

Dr Murray said: "My decision is that I will not testify in this matter, judge."

On October 25th, attorneys for Murray had told the judge they had no plans for him to testify in his trial.

Prosecutors claim Dr Murray gave Jackson a fatal dose of the anesthetic propofol, but defence attorneys claim Jackson gave himself the fatal dose.

Dr Murray denies involuntary manslaughter and could face up to four years behind bars if convicted.