Murray's star witness sanctioned by judge

LOS ANGELES (AP) - November 16, 2011

Dr. Paul White, a pioneer in the use of the anesthetic propofol, said Wednesday he didn't think he was doing anything wrong when he told jurors the judge had forbidden him to testify about conversations with Dr. Conrad Murray.

Murray lawyer J. Michael Flanagan argued that White was inexperienced as a witness. But prosecutor David Walgren accused White of purposely trying to sabotage the case.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Michael Pastor said his instructions to White and the lawyers were clear and were disobeyed. He gave White until Dec. 16 to pay the fine or appeal.

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