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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 he put his own daeth in scene because he loved his family and fans too much. he prommissed his children that they could go with him on tour. his children never saw him life on concert. it couldn't be that he took an overdosis when the doctor gave him already something

1549 days ago
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Pebbles55    

Dr. Murray is the biggest Horse's A--. He will say anything to save his ASS...I am tired of hearing from him and about him. He needs to own up and pay now....PLEASE.

1549 days ago
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jolanda dams    

yes,and if that was happened here in the netherlands he would lost his licention to be a doctor and he would be in jail to. he had to wait in jail for his trial because he is a killer

1549 days ago
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Lana    

this is total bull****! :)
and i totally agree with Diana, shes comment number 8!
I have been a hoax believer since like July 2009! :]
I dont care what anyone says I beLIEve he is alive and well.
Since he died, nothing has made sense. This is not a normal death people. Yes i know..people die from heart attacks all the time, but this case just isnt "normal"! Remember what Michael always said.."The truth will always prevail!"



love you MICHAEL!

1537 days ago
875.

Lana    

this is total bull****! :)
and i totally agree with Diana, shes comment number 8!
I have been a hoax believer since like July 2009! :]
I dont care what anyone says I beLIEve he is alive and well.
Since he died, nothing has made sense. This is not a normal death people. Yes i know..people die from heart attacks all the time, but this case just isnt "normal"! Remember what Michael always said.."The truth will always prevail!"




love you MICHAEL!

1534 days ago
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Meg    

The big hole in Murray's story is that first, he did not properly administer CPR; the first thing(common knowledge) you do is place the patient on a hard surface, eg the floor. Paramedics asked where the patient was; Mj was STILL on the bed. Also, Murray NEVER once told paramedics or doctors what the nature of MJ's condition was, or what was administered to him so they could take appropriate measures to save him; by not doing so, Murray PREVENTED proper treatment. He simply let Michael die. That's murder. He could have been saved with a simple reversal drug that Murray SHOULD have had there as a precautionary life saving measure when using Propofal, as substantiated by Dr. Deepak Chopra.(See his tribute of MJ reciting their co-written earth poem in the Huffington Post.)



There remains the question as to what files Murray was suspiciously having removed from his stroage at about 9:30 that morning, or why the women removing them lied and said they were removig chairs. I propose that MJ was gone by 9 a.m, which is why Murray missed his usual pick-up of MJ's breakfast about that time, according to MJ's chef, Kai Chase. Only when Murray was sure his trail was covered did he make it seem like MJ suddenly became distressed. But again, he never mentioned what drugs MJ was under the influence of. That's where it became murder; he let him die.
For those who thought MJ could not do the shows, do your research. MJ was thrilled to be back, exhibited by his motions at the announcement in London, if you watch the entire unedited clip. He knew that this meant he had overcome all the adversities that the public falsely dragged him through.He was going to be on top again, and he expressed that to his close friend, Dr. Deeak Chopra. MJ was going to bring stage shows to a new level with 3-D and special effects. He was more than excited about the shows that would have taken place over a period of MONTHS, not days, eg average 2 1/2 shows per month. Listen to Musicians Orianthi, Michael Bearden, Travis Payne, etc. as to MJ's excitement and energy.



As far as self-injection, MJ had stated previously that after receiving only a couple of drops of the drug, he would be out. Makes self-injection of enough of the drug to kill a horse story unplausable. Look at the first hand facts.

1528 days ago
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jolanda dams    

i agree with meg and when it was happened here in the netherlands the doctor would never used propofol. a doctor is there to save lives and not to kill people.this was no doctor here but a drugdealer. he didn't even know how to give heartmassage. this is no doctor,but a fake. the only medicine he would get here to sleep was sleepingtablettes or diazepam.

1528 days ago
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NOYB    

Murray=LIAR. 25 mg would likely not even out put a rat Murray and you know that! The public does not need to be misled. 200mg puts someone out for 5-10 minutes, not 25 mg. Only two 10 mL syringes were in the room (one of which was broken)--thus, cannot hold 17.5 mL of propofol and furthmore the IV was set up to where Michael could not inject himself. Murray meant to kill Michael and needs to fess up.

1505 days ago
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Chrissy    

He was a sexy all rounder in every way. Although his art and tallent brought him joy, it is so sad how he was treated in life, the uglyness of people. His heart remained pure and full of love. His Neverland home showed exactly how much beauty and serenity was in his heart and all he wanted was to share it with the less fortunate, put a smile on their faces and show them LOVE even just for one day and at no cost to them. But the uglyness and greed of people ruined that for him. Murry, I have nothing to say. May he sleep well and be at peace now.

1504 days ago
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smart032000    

At first I thought Mike may have committed suicide. That thought lasted about a day. After much research I concluded that he would not have done that for fear of eternal damnation.( He reverenced God and was highly religious) Because of the research I concluded that it was highly possible and plausible that MJ could have pulled off the biggest hoax in our life time. It is still highly possible that he was murdered. Ironically, I think that MJ entertained the idea of a hoax, but was iced - not by Murray, but by someone else that was in the house unaware by MJ. Where am I going with this? well, all of the people that surrounded Mj in his final days were new and some were former employees that had been fired by MJ, but were rehired by Thome-Thome . ALL of the new people were in debt up to a million dollars -including Thome-Thome, Dr. Murray, the cook, and some of the so-called security.( I did a financial background check on everybody in MJ circle including his family members and doctors) There are indeed many players in the "death" of Michael Jackson. My prayer is that it is a hoax. If it is, MJ has no plans to return to the spot light. What a complicated web! The pieces to this puzzle are indeed too intricate. Murray will take the fall, but he DID NOT DO IT. I'm just accepting the possibilities that he is dead, but the evidence that speaks otherwise is overwhelming. Eitherway, I hope MJ is at rest and may he live on forever in our hearts.

1504 days ago
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smart032000    

Please forgive me if I sound like the one who flew over the kookoo's nest, but I NOT saying Dr. Murray doesn't know what happened. He does, he's just not talking. His debts are practically cleared as well as a few other people's. HOW DID THAT HAPPENED if MJ didn't pay them? ( just a thought) Anyway, Dr. Murray probably did give him that small dose to knock him out, and conveniently left the room for "2 minutes" so somebody else ccould do whatever they had to do. MJ would be out and could not fight if he wanted to. (This is too much) Anyway, Michael supected that somebody (Power(s) that be) was trying to get to him and he knew it for sveral years. Based on my research, I can tell you somethings,but time and space will not allow me. (I need to created a personal blog and just put it all down.) The whole MJ thing has been a conspiracy. Mj talked about the "system" several time in his songs. Check out his poetry and writing in Dancing the Dreams and in his diaries. MJ knew some things.He was talking to us all along, but we were not listening. The more I know, the more painful it gets. Murray is going to walk. Put your money on that one.

1504 days ago
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Elizabeth    

I am pretty certain MJ never would have killed himself. He loved his kids to much.I think this was a hoax or Murray really did kill him.If MJ really is dead MURRAY better pay for what he did and anyone else involved.If this was a hoax and he is alive out there somewhere than good for him.Anything is possible and with all the things that were said about his life being in danger I am praying this was a hoax to save his life.I certainly would fake my death if people were out to kill me.

1503 days ago
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Chrissy    

What I'm finding very odd is why hasn't Murry been taken through the courts as we speak, one year down the track and still nothing, there seems to be every excuse under the sun to put off the inevidable. Anybody else would have been delt with straight away. They are now talking middle of next year to go to trial.

1503 days ago
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r.schildt    

murray´s debts almost cleared? Then crime must indeed pay ,and
quite well

1502 days ago
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r.schildt    

to smart 03200, crime does pay big here. Just follow the money.
Most likely it has been washed and sterilized by now.

1502 days ago
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