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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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841.

Elizabeth    

This is a bunch of BS MJ never would kill himself and personally I think this is a hoax and he is alive somewhere out there. I know people think I am crazy some that is but I don't care. There is such a thing as the witness protection so anything is possible.He could have pulled it off if he wanted to.If he is alive you know his family is well aware of it.If you are alive somewhere out there MJ and u are reading this please come back soon we miss u and we love you.

1596 days ago
842.

r.schildt    

murray was completely in the dark as propofol dosing was conerned as well as some side-effects that may occur during awakening, though less freqvent,such as arythmia of heart during awakening.
That is why anestetized patients are monitored during awakening,of-course murray did not have the equipment necessary but at least he could hav stood by. For adult sedation initial dose is 0.5mg-1.0mg
given iv over time periopd 1-5min.This works for brief time only and
for continued sedation dosing:1.5mg-4.5mg/kg/hr. Michael weighed 136 lg approx 60kg+. Now suppose murray only gave 25 mg, a rough guess how long this would last, but you NEVER,leave a sedated patient alone!! This is elementary knowledge.He should have gone to the bathroom first, simple or what.And of what bottle is 25 mg
= 1/8 of total amount. Also all prpofol bottles are to be discarded at once, a needle to be entered only 1x as it contains no bactericidal substences,carelessness again.-And to add to the confusion all the drugs he had been giving him previously that night or morning.This is only one part of the prolonged malpactice
he engaged in

1590 days ago
843.

r.schildt    

murray was completely in the dark as propofol dosing was conerned as well as some side-effects that may occur during awakening, though less freqvent,such as arythmia of heart during awakening.
That is why anestetized patients are monitored during awakening,of-course murray did not have the equipment necessary but at least he could hav stood by. For adult sedation initial dose is 0.5mg-1.0mg
given iv over time periopd 1-5min.This works for brief time only and
for continued sedation dosing:1.5mg-4.5mg/kg/hr. Michael weighed 136 lg approx 60kg+. Now suppose murray only gave 25 mg, a rough guess how long this would last, but you NEVER,leave a sedated patient alone!! This is elementary knowledge.He should have gone to the bathroom first, simple or what.And of what bottle is 25 mg
= 1/8 of total amount. Also all prpofol bottles are to be discarded at once, a needle to be entered only 1x as it contains no bactericidal substences,carelessness again.-And to add to the confusion all the drugs he had been giving him previously that night or morning.This is only one part of the prolonged malpactice
he engaged in

1590 days ago
844.

r.schildt    

murray was completely in the dark as propofol dosing was conerned as well as some side-effects that may occur during awakening, though less freqvent,such as arythmia of heart during awakening.
That is why anestetized patients are monitored during awakening,of-course murray did not have the equipment necessary but at least he could hav stood by. For adult sedation initial dose is 0.5mg-1.0mg
given iv over time periopd 1-5min.This works for brief time only and
for continued sedation dosing:1.5mg-4.5mg/kg/hr. Michael weighed 136 lg approx 60kg+. Now suppose murray only gave 25 mg, a rough guess how long this would last, but you NEVER,leave a sedated patient alone!! This is elementary knowledge.He should have gone to the bathroom first, simple or what.And of what bottle is 25 mg
= 1/8 of total amount. Also all prpofol bottles are to be discarded at once, a needle to be entered only 1x as it contains no bactericidal substences,carelessness again.-And to add to the confusion all the drugs he had been giving him previously that night or morning.This is only one part of the prolonged malpactice
he engaged in

1590 days ago
845.

r.schildt    

murray was completely in the dark as propofol dosing was conerned as well as some side-effects that may occur during awakening, though less freqvent,such as arythmia of heart during awakening.
That is why anestetized patients are monitored during awakening,of-course murray did not have the equipment necessary but at least he could hav stood by. For adult sedation initial dose is 0.5mg-1.0mg
given iv over time periopd 1-5min.This works for brief time only and
for continued sedation dosing:1.5mg-4.5mg/kg/hr. Michael weighed 136 lg approx 60kg+. Now suppose murray only gave 25 mg, a rough guess how long this would last, but you NEVER,leave a sedated patient alone!! This is elementary knowledge.He should have gone to the bathroom first, simple or what.And of what bottle is 25 mg
= 1/8 of total amount. Also all prpofol bottles are to be discarded at once, a needle to be entered only 1x as it contains no bactericidal substences,carelessness again.-And to add to the confusion all the drugs he had been giving him previously that night or morning.This is only one part of the prolonged malpactice
he engaged in

1590 days ago
846.

mspaap    

Michael Jackson was overworked. and he was over medicated by the quack he trusted to take care of him. He was easily the hardest working performer of all times because he always gave his best. Now Murray and his attorney(s) will write a book for profit only. You don't have to be a premed student to realize its wrong to administer a heart stopping drug, to a patient, outside an hospital enviroment,without medical equipment on hand, to help restart the patients heart. Also, ordinary people with no medical training know to dial 911 right away when a person is unconcious! That is unless you wanted them to die. Only a heartless person, no pun intended, would cause a person to die then say the patient killed himself. The coroner said a medical professional administered the drugs that killed Michael Jackson. Michael Jackson trusted Murray because he was a HEART doctor He didn't pay him to come kill him. If Michael wanted to die he didn't need Murray to do it. Murray knows a dead man can't talk. He had enough time to pump all the drugs he wanted into Michael Jackson when he was sedated. Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/04/06/michael-jackson-dr-conrad-murray-propofol-eyes/#comments#ixzz0llUQAlkd Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/09/21/jackson-wobbles-during-this-is-it-rehearsal/#ixzz0llVyMwuk Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2010/04/20/michael-jackson-cirque-du-soleil-circus-las-vegas-show-estate-john-branca/#ixzz0llWvf36j



Read more: http://www.tmz.com/2009/09/14/michael-jackson-this-is-it-video/#comments#ixzz0llYW0uKT

1590 days ago
847.

Elizabeth    

MJ isn't even dead this is all bull read the tnz myspace blog

1589 days ago
848.

Elizabeth    

I still don't think mj is dead.I read the tnz myspace blog from mj and according to that he is alive. Things just seem strange. The fake ambulance picture,the 911 call,his sister saying she signed the death certificate,the alarm going off in the hospital,the LAX airport being closed 4 2 hours the day they said he died,the video of his brother saying 'michael wasn't with us 4 awhile at the airport I mean the hospital.

1588 days ago
849.

Elizabeth    

I still don't think mj is dead.I read the tnz myspace blog from mj and according to that he is alive. Things just seem strange. The fake ambulance picture,the 911 call,his sister saying she signed the death certificate,the alarm going off in the hospital,the LAX airport being closed 4 2 hours the day they said he died,the video of his brother saying 'michael wasn't with us 4 awhile at the airport I mean the hospital.

1588 days ago
850.

jolanda dams    

if you want to know the real trueth than go to the fanclub fom michael jackson or to petition for michael jackson

1588 days ago
851.

REGINA RICHARDSON    

WELL..I PERSONALLY THINK ALL OF THIS IS ALOT OF BULL--FIRST OF ALL THIS MAN SHOULD BE HELD ACCOUTABLE FOR SOMETHING! FOR HIM TO SIT THERE WITH A STRAIGHT FACE AND DENY HIS INVOLVEMENT AND THAT HE IS TOTALLY INNOCENT IS ALOT OF CROCK!!FIRST OF ALL IF MICHAEL WAS SUPPOSEDLY TAKING ANOTHER DRUG TO INDUSE HIS SLEEP..WHY IN THE HELL WOULD HE ADMINISTER MORE MEDICINE TO HIM? THEN HE SAYS, SOUNDING LIKE AN IDIOT,"WELL I ONLY GAVE HIM HALF" WHAT IN THE HELL DOES THAT SUPPOSE TO MEAN? YOU SHOULD OF GIVEN HIM NOTHING! FOR A DOCTOR..HE IS NOT TOO BRIGHT...
MY DOCTOR WOULD NEVER GIVE ME MEDICINE IF I AM CURRENTLY TAKING OTHER MEDICATION...AND MIX THEM..THAT IS LIKE ME TAKING CODINE AND THEN MY DOCTORS GIVES ME MORPHINE..AND SAYING HE ONLY GIVING ME HALF..THEN I MY HEART STOPS AND HE SITS THERE AND SAYS."WELL , I DID NOTHING WRONG."
HE SOUNDS SO IDIOTIC..THAT IS RIDICULOUS AND UNBELIEVABLE..THAT IS WHY ALOT OF PEOPLE ARE SAYING THAT MICHAEL IS STILL ALIVE BECAUSE OF ALL THE BULL--GOING ON



ALL THE DIFFERENT STORIES AND ALLEGATIONS...SUCH A CROCK...THEY WILL DO AND SAY ANYTHING FOR THIS MAN NOT TO BE HELD ACCOUTABLE FOR ANYTHING...HE WAS THE ONLY ONE AROUND MICHAEL THAT DAY AND HE KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT WENT DOWN THAT DAY



HE KEEPS SITTING THERE PRETENDING LIKE HE IS SOOO INNOCENT..AND THE BULL--ABOUT HOW HE WALKS IN, SEES MICHAEL LYING THERE WITH HIS EYES OPEN..HOW HE DROPS HIS PHONE..LIKE HE IS GOING TO REACT IMMEDIATELY..



BUT THEN HE TAKES HIS TIME...DOES CPR ON THE BED...CALLS THE AMBULANCE..DOESNT KNOW THE ADDRESS..EVEN THOUGH HE IS THE LIVE-IN DOCTOR AND SPENDS ALL OF HIS TIME WITH MICHAEL..YOU CAN SEE WHY I CALL THIS BULL--



HOW CAN YOU LIVE WITH SOMEOME AND DONT KNOW THE DAM ADDRESS??? AND WHAT DOCTOR YOU KNOW..WITH A REAL MEDICAL LICENSE..PERFORMS CPR ON A BED??? ANYWAY THIS ALL SEEMS A LITTLE "REHEARSED" TO ME..AND DR. CONRAD IS JUST FORGETTING HIS LINES, IS ALL



I DONT BELIEVE ANY OF THIS..BUT I WILL TELL YOU WHAT I DO BELIEVE..I BELIEVE THAT THE GOOD DOCTOR KNOWS WHAT REALLY HAPPENED...AND HE IS GETTING PAID TO SAY WHAT HE IS SAYING..
I BELIEVE HE WILL SERVE NO TIME IN JAIL ..AND HE WILL CONTINUE TO GET PAID



I BELIEVE THE CHECKS ARE STILL COMING AND NEVER STOPPED COMING...IT IS LIKE A PLAY AND ALL THE ACTORS ARE STARTING TO FORGET THEIR LINES... THEY WANT THE WORLD TO BELIEVE THERE IS JUSTICE AND THERE REALLY ISNT ANYTHING HAPPENING THAT REQUIRES JUSTICE



I BELIEVE MICHAEL IS SOMEWHERE RELAXING...TRYING TO GET HIS STRENGTH BACK..AND WHEN HE COMES BACK..EVERYTHING IN THE DARKNESS WILL COME TO THE LIGHT



THE WORLD WILLBE SHOCKED...AND THINGS WONT AS WE THOUGHT IT WAS.
DONT BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ..SEE..OR HEAR BECAUSE ALL OF THIS IS ABOUT MONEY AND POLITICS



AND IF YOU ARE NOT A PART OF IT..THEY LOST YOU SHALL REMAIN..BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT IT IS SUPPOSED TO BE..UNTIL THE TIME IS RIGHT AND THE WORLD IS READY TO ACCEPT ...THE TRUTH



BECAUSE RIGHT NOW..AINT NOBODY TELLING NO TRUTHS NOW....

1584 days ago
852.

adrian    

thats bull **** MJ WOULD NOT DO THAT MURRAY IA A MUTHA ****ER

1584 days ago
853.

Elizabeth    

This is all bs mj never would have done this to himself.He loves his kids and the rest of his family to much as well as us his fans.I am pretty sure he is alive out there.And he had a reason to fake his death. I know there are people out there who think that the idea of faking his death is crazy. Like another Elvis story but they do have the witness protection for a reason.And he never would do it without his family and friends knowing about it. Especially his 3 kids.He will be back I hope soon.

1584 days ago
854.

Chrissy    

Plain and simple, the Dr took an oath when he became a so called Dr to take care of the health and wellbeing of all his paitents regardless of who or what they are. He new that what he was doing was wrong and like all the other spongers in Michaels life, Dr Murry was in it for the money and only the money, he didn't care about Michaels health and wellbeing, hell he gave up his own practice's to be one of the many bludgers and hangers on that surrounded Michael . In every aspect, it was share greed that killed our darling Michael

1584 days ago
855.

kashawn    

he did not kill himself.

1580 days ago
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