It's official: Dr. Conrad Murray will not be testifying under oath about the day Michael Jackson died.
"My decision is I will not testify in this matter," he told the judge.
"This decision will haunt him forever because if he's convicted he will always ask himself, 'If I'd only taken the stand, if I'd only told my side of the story…' and there's obviously something he wants to get out there," HLN's Jane Velez-Mitchell tells INSIDE EDITION.
The defense rested its case after hearing final testimony from star witness Dr. Paul White. Closing arguments will start Thursday.
The jury may get the case before the end of the week. If convicted, Dr. Murray faces four years in prison as well as the loss of his medical license.