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Jackson's Demanding Personality On Trial

4/5/2010 10:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

It sounds crazy, but Michael Jackson's Coca-Cola addiction may become a building block in Dr. Conrad Murray's legal strategy.

TMZ broke the story that Dr. Murray's defense will be that Michael Jackson caused his own death by pumping a lethal dose of Propofol into his own body during the time the doctor was out of the room.

Sources familiar with the defense strategy tell us one of the missions is to show that Michael Jackson was a demanding celebrity who wanted what he wanted when he wanted it, even if it posed a danger to himself.

One of the ways the defense will prove its point is with the famous soft drink. Jackson consumed massive quantities of Coca-Cola, knowing full well it was laden with caffeine and would make it next to impossible to fall asleep.

Our sources say the defense has numerous examples of situations where Jackson hyped himself up with caffeine from soda and then used drugs -- including Propofol -- as the ultimate sleeping solution.

The upshot -- Jackson was a guy who wanted instant gratification ... so the notion that he would wake up when Dr. Murray was out of the room, become frustrated and self-medicate with Propofol is consistent with his personality.

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391.

mellow    

I agree. There was no way he was going to get through even a few songs full out with dancing and singing. Just one of his songs was about 12 minutes of non-stop aerobics.
The only way MJ could make this kind of money without performing would be to fake his death. The movie grossed over 220 million and now the 200 mil deal with SONY.

Or the only way to pull it off would be with voice overs, lip synch, back up singers, multiple dancers and dazzeling special effects to distract from the man behind the curtain.

1598 days ago
392.

sue    

that comment about madonna was not me, it seems i have a pesty little person following me around now!!! although i like madonna she would never compare to michael they each have there own talent and in my book there will never be anyone that will ever be the best as mj was!!! man or woman!!!sue from tampa

1598 days ago
393.

Simon    

Of course the lady doth protest too much comes to mind and some are starting to think you are doing this yourself and have some deep issues.

I am still believing you are only you and cannot help grabbing turds out of the water to point them out.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/04/05/michael-jackson-conrad-murray-manslaughter-trial-defense-coca-cole-caffeine-addiction/25#ixzz0kFMFhXJL


I think you are right!!!!!!

1598 days ago
394.

Linda Lovelest    

374. No kidding, shocking wailing begins. Seriously can you stfu original tell? We know who you are and how you post so let the freak float by like a turd and we can ignore it but you keep picking up the turd and yelling about how it is a turd, its smell, color etc.
IGNORE THE TROLLS

Of course the lady doth protest too much comes to mind and some are starting to think you are doing this yourself and have some deep issues.

I am still believing you are only you and cannot help grabbing turds out of the water to point them out.

Posted at 1:05PM on Apr 5th 2010 by usingyourmind
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By all means jump on the bandwagon. Stop grabbing the turds yourself and it'd be nice if you would use your regular username rather than a cowardly nic next time. Probably you doing the Tellit cloning.

1598 days ago
395.

mellow    

Dr Murray, who has pleaded not guilty to giving the late King of Pop a lethal dose of an anaesthetic, is set to appear at Los Angeles Superior Court for the preliminary hearing, reports BBC News.

Within some criminal justice systems, a preliminary hearing (evidentiary hearing) is a proceeding, after a criminal complaint has been filed by the prosecutor, to determine whether there is enough evidence to require a trial. In the United States, the judge must find there is probable cause that a crime was committed.

At such a hearing, the defendant may be assisted by counsel; in U.S. jurisdictions, there is a right to counsel at the preliminary hearing.[1] Contrast this with some jurisdictions in the United States, where a person may be charged, instead, by seeking a "true bill of indictment" before a grand jury; where counsel is not always permitted.

The conduct of the preliminary hearing as well as the specific rules regarding the admissibility of evidence vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Hearsay is typically allowed. Should the court decide that there is probable cause, a formal charging instrument (called the Information in some jurisdictions) will issue; and the prosecution will continue. If the court should find that there is no probable cause, then typically the prosecution will cease. Many jurisdictions, however, allow the prosecution to seek a new preliminary hearing, or even seek a bill of indictment from a grand jury.

Some important questions, generally addressed in such a hearing, are:

1. Did the alleged crime occur within the court's jurisdiction?
2. Is there probable cause, to believe that the defendant committed the crime?

If a judge determines that there is sufficient evidence to believe that the defendant committed the crime, it is said that the defendant is "held to answer" or "bound over" (in U.S. jurisdictions).

After a defendant is held to answer, the judge will set a date for arraignment. A new pleading is filed with the court (sometimes called an "information") and the defendant can enter a plea at his or her arraignment date. The defendant is usually given the date that he will officially stand trial at this arraignment.

1598 days ago
396.

Simon    

Madonna is easily better than michael on every level. she is stilla megastar and he is no where hasn't had a hit song or tour since the 90's LOL

1598 days ago
397.

midnitemidnght    

Hello people-Michael Jackson endorsed PEPSI, not Coca-Cola, and anyways, is it even conceivable that the time frame for him to "inject himself" is possible? I think not!!!
Michael Jackson was ready to show the world that he still had it, and I seriously doubt that he would do that to his kids!!!

1598 days ago
398.

keishalee98    

EVERYBODY WHO DRINKS COCA COLA DRINKS CAFFEINE BUT THAT DON'T MAKE THAT INDIVIDUAL TAKE PROPOFOL TO GO TO SLEEP AND MICHAEL DIDN'T DO THIS.THIS IS THESE SO CALLED LAWYERS DRAGGING UP THINGS THAT HAVE NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CASE. I DRINK COCA COLA AND OTHER DRINKS THAT HAVE CAFFEINE BUT THAT DON'T MEAN I AM GOING TO TAKE PROPOFOL TO GO TO SLEEP. THIS LAWYERS ARE IDIOTS AND LOOSERS. ALL THEY ARE DOING IS TRYING TO GET AN INDIVIDUAL OFF BY TRYING TO RUIN ANOTHER HUMAN BEING WHO IS NOT HERE ANYMORE TO DEFEND HIMSELF. THIS STORY DOES NOT EVEN MAKE ANY SENSE AND IF A JURY BELIEVES THIS THAN THEY ARE STUPID JUST LIKE MURRAY AND HIS LAWYERS. DON'T KNOW THESE LAWYERS BUT ALL THEY ARE AFTER IS THE PUBLICITY AND MONEY THEY ARE GOING TO MAKE OFF MURRAY AND THIS TRIAL. WONDER WHAT KIND OF SKELETONS THEY HAVE IN THEIR CLOSET WOULDN'T BE SURPRISED WHEN IT COMES TO A LAWYER. THEY ARE CROOKED AND SICKENING TO DEFEND ANYONE LIKE MURRAY. SOUNDS LIKE THESE LAWYERS DIDN'T LIKE JACKSON THATS WHY THEY ARE SAYING THESE THINGS ABOUT HIM. ALL THESE STORIES THESE LAWYERS ARE SAYING WONDER WHO IS GIVING THEM THE INFORMATION. SOUNDS LIKE IT IS SOME OF THE ONES AROUND MICHAEL THAT HE TRUSTED AND FROM THE ONES WHO HAD HIM KILLED. I WILL BE SO GLAD WHEN GOD TAKES THEM OUT FOR WHAT THEY DID TO MICHAEL. IF THESE LAWYERS ARE NOT TELLING THE TRUTH THAN I PRAY GOD WILL LET IT BE KNOWN, BECAUSE A LAWYER WILL AND HAVE BEEN KNOWN TO BE PAID OFF AND PLANT EVIDENCE NOT SAYING THEY DID BUT WOULDN'T TRUST THEM NEITHER. ANYBODY THIS DAY AND TIME IF THEY DON'T LIKE YOU WILL LIE AND PAY OTHERS TO LIE FOR YOU TO MAKE THEIR VICTIM LOOK BAD, BUT JUST KNOW THIS WE ALL ARE GOING TO ANSWER FOR WHAT WE DO TO OTHERS AND MURRAY, THESE LAWYERS AND OTHERS WHO DIDN'T LIKE MICHAEL OR WHO WANTED TO HURT MICHAEL WILL RECEIVE THE SAME TREATMENT JUST LIKE THEY DID TO MICHAEL. HOPE THE DA REALLY INVESTIGATES MURRAY'S PAST AND THE THINGS THAT HE DONE AND USE THAT AGAINST HIM BECAUSE I AM SURE HIS NO SAINT LIKE HE CLAIMS NOR IS HIS FAMILY. HOPE GOD GETS MURRAY AND THESE LAWYERS BY MAKING IT ALL BLOW UP IN THEIR FACE BIG TIME.

1598 days ago
399.

Simon    

I remember sitting in class and the news that Farrah died & I was sad
for her but I also knew she was sick. and i was surprised when
someone
said that Michael Jackson died. I was seriously happy. It was like a
relief that the freak that was Michael Jackson was no longer. No
longer did I have to look at is plastic surgery deformed, feminized
face. No longer did we as a society have to endure his lies, his
desperate attempts at making it seem like he wasn't absolutely crazy.
His anger outbursts at people like Tommy Mottola and his crazy antics
like dangling babies out of windows. NO more boys are going to have
to endure that child molester's "Jesus juice" or sleeping in bed with
that freak. No longer will we have to pretend he wasn't a deeply
closeted homosexual. I find it incredibly funny that anyone would
even for a second, entertain the thought that he was a heterosexual.
Michael Jackson was an extremely effeminate, shy around girls, deeply
closed homosexual. He wore wigs and makeup, eyeliner and lipstick and
fake eyelashes. he was basically one step away from being a drag
queen.
I'm glad the madness is over. None of the other jackson even have
careers anymore. I mean maybe Janet has a slight career but she will
never be as popular as she was in 1989- 1993. It's over for Janet and
it sure as Hell is over for Michael Jackson. I am SURE that his own
boys are spared from being molested by him.

1598 days ago
400.

mellow    

By all means jump on the bandwagon. Stop grabbing the turds yourself and it'd be nice if you would use your regular username rather than a cowardly nic next time. Probably you doing the Tellit cloning.Posted at 1:11PM on Apr 5th 2010 by Tellit

Truly get some help and a short break from the computer as paranoia seems to be setting in. That was a support post, trying to convey that the idiot tellit clone is baiting you and you keep responding or feeding his/her nastiness.
Maybe you are alone and everyone on this board is the tell clone lol. Hope you find the peace you need and a way to stop dancing with your "clone"

1598 days ago
401.

Linda Lovelest    

372. @Tellit
please, who's she?

Posted at 1:02PM on Apr 5th 2010 by susie
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My guess is that the first three letters of her username are the second, third, and fourth letters of the word nasty.

Hope all is well with you susieq and that you had a nice weekend. We anxiously await todays goings-on!

Keep the Faith!

1598 days ago
402.

ADRIANA    

Drinking a lot of coke over a long period of time (like the article says) makes him immune to the caffeine, so it wouldn't affect his sleep, quite the opposite, he would need lots of it just to stay awake:) This trial shapes up to be a dishonor to the US Judicial system.

1598 days ago
403.

mellow    

Will someone please relay the time this preliminary hearing starts? Will he have to do the "perp walk" to get into the court house? Are fans still flying the banner over?

Is there any online live feed news covering this or are no cameras allowed in the courtroom?

1598 days ago
404.

Simon    

new picture of Michael Jackson on the set of the pepsi commercial just surfaced:

http://img.perezhilton.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/freddie_new__oPt.jpg

1598 days ago
405.

Linda Lovelest    

385. Truly get some help and a short break from the computer as paranoia seems to be setting in. That was a support post, trying to convey that the idiot tellit clone is baiting you and you keep responding or feeding his/her nastiness.
Maybe you are alone and everyone on this board is the tell clone lol. Hope you find the peace you need and a way to stop dancing with your "clone"

Posted at 1:17PM on Apr 5th 2010 by usingyourmind
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Thanks and I appreciate SOME of your advice and "support"...but the rest I can do without. I've been around my pc very little since Thursday and sure don't put any stock in your sanctimonious medical/emotional advice. Now I'd appreciate you backing off.

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