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Dr. Murray's Defense - Jackson Killed Himself

4/5/2010 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Dr. Conrad Murray's legal defense is that Michael Jackson gave himself the fatal dose of Propofol.

Multiple sources familiar with the strategy tell TMZ the defense argument goes like this:

- At around 10:50 AM, Dr. Murray gave Jackson 25 mg of Propofol from a 20 ml bottle -- that's only about 1/8 of the bottle.

- The dose Dr. Murray administered would keep someone asleep for only 5 to 10 minutes, but the Propofol, along with the Ativan and Versed that was already in MJ's system, had a synergistic effect that put Jackson to sleep for a longer period of time.

- For the next hour, Dr. Murray stayed in the room and was on the phone for much of the time. Dr. Murray didn't leave the room to make the calls because MJ liked activity in the room, regularly sleeping with the lights on and cartoons blaring on the TV.

- At around noon, Dr. Murray left the room for approximately two minutes to go to the bathroom. While he was gone, the defense believes Jackson suddenly awakened and was frustrated he had spent nearly 9 hours trying in vain to sleep. The defense theory -- Jackson took the 20 ml bottle of Propofol and self-injected the remaining contents through the IV, causing a massive overdose that stopped his heart.

- Dr. Murray walked back in the room and saw Jackson with his eyes open and pupils dilated. Dr. Murray dropped the phone (he was speaking with his girlfriend) and began administering CPR.

The defense will argue Michael Jackson was a long-time Propofol addict -- something TMZ first reported shortly after the singer's death. As one source said, Jackson liked the sensation of Propofol being administered by IV, adding, "Michael liked to push it."

L.A. County Coroner's investigators took a picture in the room, showing an empty Propofol bottle on the floor, underneath the nightstand by Jackson's bed. The defense will argue Jackson grabbed the bottle from the nightstand, injected himself and then dropped the bottle.

Remember, law enforcement believes Dr. Murray hid bottles of Propofol before paramedics arrived. The defense will argue ... if Dr. Murray was really hiding Propofol, he would have removed the empty bottle under the nightstand that caused Jackson's death.

Ed Chernoff, Murray's attorney, could not be reached for comment.



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31.

Diana    

IF Michael faked his death, his family would be in on it. Of course his children would know. I'm sure if that's what happened, they're still living with him! Or he's living at the Hayvenhurst compound with them. He would never hurt them. This is only temporary...he'll be back. SOON.

Michael is a GENIUS. Wait until you see the COMEBACK. It'll blow your mind.

1477 days ago
32.

MJ-UNBREAKABLE    

I hope the truth will come out and I hope that "Doc" Murray and especially Sony and all the destroying people in Michael's life will pay for it.

They took away that beautiful human being from his family, from this world, away from his fan and away from me. I still have tears for him every day.

BUT... Michael Jackson is unbreakable.

www.mj-unbreakable.com

1477 days ago
33.

iFart    

Hey TMZ, could you please use a flattering photo of MJ once in awhile...you guys are such jerks always using ones that barely even look like him.

1477 days ago
34.

mimi    

BeLIEver you are STUPID! michael is DEAD, he did not and would not fake his death, if you are a true fan you would be worrying about justice for michael not some comback that will NEVER happen.

1477 days ago
35.

Rav    

Such a shame. If only he'd turned the cartoons off, shut the TV down, HE WOULDN'T HAVE A BLOODY SLEEP PROBLEM!!!

1477 days ago
36.

Thunder Thighs    

I've been hearing all this chatter about Michael possibly being alive, and omg, I just looked at the michaeljacksonhoaxdeath.net website and holy shit they seriously have some good proof over there that michael is alive. I'm convinced after reading some of their stuff cuz there's videos too! its freakin nuts. i wonder why michael would do this. i hope he comes back. hes a great dancer and his music is da bomb. but guys seriously if you are even a little curious, trust me on dis one...check that site out. its freaking nuts. i cant believe he is alive. the world is gonna lose it when they know. hes alive and i know it now. you can believe what you want, but at least do some research and consider others thoughts and opinions because these people on this website know their shit. they have proof. its a big hoax i guess. amazing that he pulled it off. go big mike!

1477 days ago
37.

Linda Lovelest    

Michael Jackson would never have intentionally killed himself because he was too much in love with himself. There's no way on earth he would choose to overdose himself and die over faking his own death and making a fool out of everybody.

1477 days ago
38.

Diana    

JUSTICE FOR MICHAEL!!! that creep conrad murray is gonna rot in his cold prison cell! he was hired to kill our michael. michael would never kill himself. i hope michael is with the angels, finally at peace. the media has blood on their hands too. tmx dont call him jacko anymore!! he hated that!

1477 days ago
39.

KingIsAlive    

dude, open your damn eyes, hes not dead. jeez.

check out my site for the proof.


www.michaeljacksondeathhoax.weebly.com/news.html

laterrss. and haters? shut the f*ck up

1477 days ago
40.

Diana    

hey LAUREN, do your research. i think that believer person may be right about this being a hoax. look around youtube for some videos about the hoax stuff. i think they may be onto something.

and if YOU are truly a fan of michaels, you would be spreading LOVE instead of hate.

1477 days ago
41.

Diana    

MICHAEL WE LOVE YOU! COME BACK SOON!

1477 days ago
42.

Diana    

Michael was murdered for his Sony catalog.

So sad.

JUSTICE FOR MJ!

1477 days ago
43.

mimi    

LIES!!! i don't believe this for ONE second, conrad murray killed michael jackson and he needs to fess up and take his punishment like a man!

1477 days ago
44.

Diana    

Spead the LOVE people. That's what Michael always wanted.

And don't believe everything you hear.

1477 days ago
45.

Diana    

Lauren, humor yourself and do a little research...then see what you believe. Seriously, it's worth a look. I didn't believe it at first either. Now I'm having serious doubts.

1477 days ago
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