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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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jolanda dams    

i don't think that michael jackson killed himself. he was against drugs. that was a message in one of his songs: beat it and one of the pepsicommercials. he was just at the time from the case against jordy and evan chandler using pills against the pain wich he had from the pepsiaccident with the burningwoonds on his head. he went to a clinic to kick-off and he did but ferther he never used some drugs

1471 days ago
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Cheryl    

MJ did not kill himself. He was in over his head with AllGood Entertainment. They filed a lawsuit in June which Frank DiLeo had signed making it impossible for MJ to do the London shows without being sued.



TMZ covered this last year. Michael is dead because of the combined efforts of DiLeo, Randy Philips, AEG. They made most of This Is It
the last 3 days of Michael's life. They knew he was not physically able to do the London shows and DiLeo was upset MJ was not cooperating with AllGood. Check out DiLeo, he has mob ties.



He admitted making a phone call to Murray. I believe Murray was paid to knock of MJ possibly with DiLeo and Philips present to make sure he was dead.



http://uk.reuters.com/article/idUKTRE54A5CY20090511



also see u tube videos from muzikfactory2
if you want to see the truth behind who killed Michael.

1471 days ago
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r.schildt    

One more reason michael couldn´t have injected himself(and to get that level in blood it must have been a large enough amount) propofol burns like hell, that is why lidocaine, a lokal anestetic
is injected first.Had he don e it ,it would have been burning like hell.Also read the autopsy results carefully,he had 3 iv´s 2 bilaterally in inguinal aerea and one L side of neck + catheter for urine. IV´s are taped extensively to keep them in place, no way he could have moved around and injected hiself.There was no propofol in the iv bags.



1470 days ago
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r.schildt    

One more reason michael couldn´t have injected himself(and to get that level in blood it must have been a large enough amount) propofol burns like hell, that is why lidocaine, a lokal anestetic
is injected first.Had he don e it ,it would have been burning like hell.Also read the autopsy results carefully,he had 3 iv´s 2 bilaterally in inguinal aerea and one L side of neck + catheter for urine. IV´s are taped extensively to keep them in place, no way he could have moved around and injected hiself.There was no propofol in the iv bags.



1470 days ago
830.

Ulja    

Для чего вообще был нужен кардиолог?Что беспокоило Майкла-сердце?Тогда тем более пропофол сердечникам вводить нельзя,тем более НЕ в клинических условиях.Когда человек принимает седативные ,транквилизаторы опасность осложнений при введении пропофола возрастает в десятки раз!!Нужен контроль опытного анестезиолога в больничных условиях!Мюррей это ЗНАЛ!Но пренебрег этим.Поэтому это должно расцениваться как умышленное убийство!Мюррей виновен.

1470 days ago
831.

Ulja    

Conrad Murrey is guilty and should sit in prison! We demand justice for Michael Jackson! He is the person who gave joy,light and kindness!From Russia!

1470 days ago
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sweetmama87    

I believe Dr. Murray killed Michael and yes I believe he did it when no one was it doesn't make any sense of what he was trying. And I do not believe him at all. He killed someone that mean the world to them, such as son, brother, father, uncle, and cousin all in one this man wanted to make a comback with his family and friends present. I wish he was here to tell us what Dr. Murray really did.

1469 days ago
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smart032000    

This is pure B.S. At first I did entertain the thought that Mj may have accidentally overdosed. But, after much research, he could not have. I do believe that if MJ is really dead, Dr. Murray and someone did it. I believe that the doctor was indeed paid off and is just a pawn inthis tangled web of deception.
Now, in the event that MJ is NOT dead. HE can never return again as MICHAEL JACKSON THE SUPER STAR. I would think that if one was to go through that much trouble to fake his death, the purpose is served... to drop off of the face of the earth.I am torned with the hoax issue, but I dont think that he is planning a comeback. That would involve too many people, and if you think he was almost broke. He would be sued from here to kingdom come. NO comeback is possible. sorry DIANE.

1469 days ago
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r.schildt    

testing

1469 days ago
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r.schildt    

testing

1469 days ago
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r.schildt    

It is of interest to know from whatkind of bottle and whatkind of strength murray gave those 25 mg´sPropofol comes in 3 different strengths and in variuos ampuls and capsules.the smallest being an ampul containing 20 mg,tis a 0.5% solution.So out of the question.
Also ampul and bottle should not be enterd bu needle more than once
evrything has to be aseptic.Now 1.0% solutions,ampul 1.0% 200mg/20ml, bottle1000mg/100ml,bottle 500mg/50ml..see next comment for 25 solutions and reactions upon awakenings.

1469 days ago
837.

r.schildt    

Back to propofol 2% solutions, ampul 20mg/ml,bottle 1000/50ml.For adult -sedation same as for other strengts 1.5-1.0, over 1-5 min timespan.For maintaining anestesia for adult; 1.5-4.5 mg/kg/hr given in drip.. For all administrations all the equipment
he did`nt have is necessaey. There are sometimes lifethreateninng reactions upon awakening such as arytmia of heart and during anestesia bradycadia(slowing of heartbeat ) up to asystole. Don`´nt forget that level of propofol found in in autopsy was that of used in deep anestesia.Propofol can also cause edema of lungs afterwards.
Weights,Michael 136 lb 1lb =0.45359333 kg

1469 days ago
838.

r.schildt    

Back to propofol 2% solutions, ampul 20mg/ml,bottle 1000/50ml.For adult -sedation same as for other strengts 1.5-1.0, over 1-5 min timespan.For maintaining anestesia for adult; 1.5-4.5 mg/kg/hr given in drip.. For all administrations all the equipment
he did`nt have is necessaey. There are sometimes lifethreateninng reactions upon awakening such as arytmia of heart and during anestesia bradycadia(slowing of heartbeat ) up to asystole. Don`´nt forget that level of propofol found in in autopsy was that of used in deep anestesia.Propofol can also cause edema of lungs afterwards.
Weights,Michael 136 lb 1lb =0.45359333 kg

1469 days ago
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r.schildt    

Back to propofol 2% solutions, ampul 20mg/ml,bottle 1000/50ml.For adult -sedation same as for other strengts 1.5-1.0, over 1-5 min timespan.For maintaining anestesia for adult; 1.5-4.5 mg/kg/hr given in drip.. For all administrations all the equipment
he did`nt have is necessaey. There are sometimes lifethreateninng reactions upon awakening such as arytmia of heart and during anestesia bradycadia(slowing of heartbeat ) up to asystole. Don`´nt forget that level of propofol found in in autopsy was that of used in deep anestesia.Propofol can also cause edema of lungs afterwards.
Weights,Michael 136 lb 1lb =0.45359333 kg

1469 days ago
840.

carina    

How can anybody believe a word of what murray says.He has been negligent and malpractising from day one, hidden and destroyed evidence.Neither does the amounts of propofol given be right when
compared with findinga at autopsy. There are some less common side effects to consider which would not necessary show up in the autopsy.1) during the awakening disturbance of heart rythm may occur,and during anestesia bradycardia(slowening of heartrate) can occur and the heart stops.Remember that level of propofol checked at autopsy was
that used in major surgery.What murray says does not add up. Disturbance of heartrythm if not noticed can leas to death.He just tries by any means to concoct some believable story for his"innocence",grasping at straws.

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