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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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436.

Thunder Thighs    

First of all, I just want to say to the fans and fair people, thanks for commenting. Together we can make our voices to be heard.


And WOOOOW...
This is so sad....I can not even cry. Funny and sad it is.
Yes, yes,...I am sure, I have seen this before !!!
I Smell this certain extra filthy nasty horse shit again.

I Recognize it now, it actually is the same smell, that occured several times before, in the passt 25 years.
And it was always coming from some of the:
$$$ hungry lawyers, power lust addicts, tabloid junky, money chasing two faced reporters, sensation addicts, liers, some public figures with skeletons in every closet, end even som histerical egoistic fans.
It came always at moments when Michael Jackson seemed to have succes or prepare something that is alwas better and bigger than others.
It came always when the people with $$$ signs in their eyes realized this, and wanted to prevent it to happen.
It came always when all realized the massive fan numbers were once again going to support and love their musical and artistic king of pop.
It came always when we needed to be distracted and devided so cover up would not be noticed, and so that cospiricy would preveail instead of "da trooot" (Pronounciation Murray wise)
It came always whenever Michael refused to sell his soul and some material (we all know waht this could be)
This filthy smell also came along with so called financial problems of Michael Jackson, which nobody can understand, simply cause it is not public, they wanna to know, so they have something to blackmail him more with.

Everybody spreading this filthy smell, seem to have a problem diguesting love, honesty, truth, art as it was meant to be, and succes of others than themselfs,effords of people who realy know the true issues and wanting to save the planet and humanity.
That is why the smell gets nasty when they get to have it anyway.

Darn, I am ashamed of some members of the human race as I emntioned above.

Whatever happens, one thing is for sure.
We will unite and vindicate MJ's name.
We will find justice in all of this eventually, cause even authoroties will see the number of people wanting to believe in justice again. At this moment we have seen to much of the opposite, we need to see justice to believe in it again.

Till that time, I hope we will all make our voices heard as one.

1572 days ago
437.

Simon    

MJ was a pedophile who raped little boys. He also died from a drug overdose from drugs he was addicted to for 20 + years. He was also having poor health leading up to his death...leaving Mj in a room full of drugs and sedatives is like leaving crack with a crackhead of course he injected himself. HE WAS AN ADDICT!

Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/04/05/michael-jackson-conrad-murray-manslaughter-trial-defense-coca-cole-caffeine-addiction/28#c26854845#ixzz0kFdzgjSo

YOU hit the nail exactly right on the head.

1572 days ago
438.

Missy    

TMZ guess what I like coca-cola too! Write a BS story about me liking it then post it for world to see,since people liking coca-cole is so "newsworthy"!

@Paul do some research MJ was not a pedo,and he may have had a problem in the past,but he wasn't an addict when he died! Murray knew what he was doing was wrong and he should have said no,but Murray chose money of the safety of his patient!

1572 days ago
439.

Not-A-Fan    

Brilliant defense strategy. It's very common to blame the deceased ... and this might work in court. Dr. Murray is no genius, but his attorneys appear to be.

All the defense needs to do is parade in a bunch of witnesses who can testify to MJ's Coca Cola addiction, then parade out some experts in the physiology of caffeine & the effect it would have on such a thin, frail person as Jackson was.

And it is possible Jackson woke up enough to give himself another dose ... propofol does clear the body very rapidly.

I'd want to hear all of the facts before making up my mind now...

1572 days ago
440.

mellow    

tiger and his mistress have live stream on but nothing outside the courthouse in LA....
murder vs golf ho

1572 days ago
441.

Jude1212    

You laugh, but I actually had a patient do the very same thing. Fortunately my back was turned only for second before I realized what he had done and was able to revive him. I would not be surprised, given MJ's celebrity and penchant for instant gratification if that is what really happened. True, a "cardiologist" should not be administering propofol, but the explanation is entirely plausible.

1572 days ago
442.

mellow    

And it is possible Jackson woke up enough to give himself another dose ... propofol does clear the body very rapidly.

Yes, the benefit of propofol is patients go down quickly but wake up quickly once the drip is discontinued.

1572 days ago
443.

doc murry    

Finally a somewhat nice picture of Michael Jackson

1572 days ago
444.

Dr. Murray is a Hero    

LMFAO picture changed.
Nice nose.

1572 days ago
445.

Simon    

somewhat nice!!!????? what/ are you blind? he looks like a mincing homosexual in that pic. scanning the crowd for little boys
There is no such thing as a nice picture of michael jackson. he looked like a drag queen.

1572 days ago
446.

Dr. Murray is a Hero    

Hope Dr.Murray gets acquitted just like the pedo got off.

1572 days ago
447.

sue    

so what some of you are saying that mj was addicted to coca cola? that does no make a drug addict!!!i drink a 2liter of dr pepper daily and i dont even take meds unless i am sick and its for that paticular ailment!! so does that make me an addict as well? this is just ridiculas!!! sue from tampa

1572 days ago
448.

MJ Fan    

It's not a true i know Michael and he never drink Coca Cola in my
presence! Only thing he drunk was juice!

1572 days ago
449.

Marie    

I am glad Michael Jackson preferred to drink Coca-Cola instead of Pepsi because Pepsi dropped him as their sponsor right when Jordan Chandler lied and accused him of sexually molestation back in 1993.
But I do not believe that soft drinks caused Michael Jackson to lose sleep.Michael's insomnia was a result of stress and poor nutrition and that self-medicating habit he had.

1572 days ago
450.

OhWell    

Drinking Too Much Coca Cola Dissolved His Nose.

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