LOS ANGELES (AP) — Prosecutors in the involuntary manslaughter case of the doctor charged in Michael Jackson’s death have asked a judge to give the defense half of the residue in syringes and other medical items found in Jackson’s bedroom for testing by a private laboratory.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office responded Monday to a motion filed earlier by the defense which sought to have the coroner’s office conduct the testing on fluids in two syringes and an IV bag found in Jackson’s rented mansion. Attorneys for Dr. Conrad Murray want to determine how much of the anesthetic propofol and painkiller lidocaine they contained.

The contentious motion by Deputy District Attorney David Walgren disputes statements by the defense and says the prosecution will agree to tests only if they are done right.

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