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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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886.

ALEXIS    

I THINK DR.MURRAY KILLED MJ.HE JUST LYING SO HE DONT HAVE TO GO TO JAIL.BUT WHO WOULD BELIEVE DR.MURRAY.DR.MURRAY KILLED MJ ON PURPOSE WHO WOULD KILL OR HURT MJ HE WAS A VERY NICE PERSON AND HE WAS A CARING PERSON TO.I LOVE YOU MJ RIP.

1499 days ago
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r.schildt    

Michael was right,he was left alone in despair.He only could confide in one person, his daughter Paris, 12 y.o.But nobody
listened and acted. Mistakenly he put his trust in the killers-
for money.

1494 days ago
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Chrissy    

I have just finished reading the book THE FINAL YEARS OF Michael Jackson...He wasn't eating, he wasn't sleeping and when he did sleep he had nightmares that he was going to be murdered. He was deeply worried that he was going to disappoint his fans and also said that he was worried he was going to end up like Elvis. There was something in his tone that said he wanted to die, he was tired of life, he was done he said. He gave up. His mental and physical health was rapidly deterating and he was terrified at the prospect of the London concerts. In other words was being force into doing something he really didn't want to do, he didn't have it in him any more and who would blame him after all he was put through. No I don't believed he killed himself but his self esteem became so low that he just gave up and didn't care. No one obviously cared enough about him to do anything to help...It was greed and control that killed MJ and of course Conrad Murry.

1494 days ago
889.

venicea mcclendon    

mj is the one n only king of pop n the mother ****er that kill him need to be put n a jail house with a lot of mj fans so they can kick his ass

1459 days ago
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mysteria333    

IF MICHAEL KILLED HIMSELF THEN I HAVE WINGS AND CAN FLY !!!!

1404 days ago
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mysteria333    

CHRISSY---YOU HIT IT RIGHT ON THE NOSE,,,MICHAEL WAS TREATED VERY BADLY BECAUSE OF FALSE CHARGES ,, GREED AND PEOPLE TRYING TO CONTROL HIM----BUT DONT WORRY MICHAEL IS ALIVE AND WILL RETURN DONT LET TIME DESTROY YOUR FAITH.....ALL MY LOVE MICHAEL,,,THANK YOU FOR THE GREATEST ENTERTAINMENT EVER,, AND FOR TRUE AND BRIGHT INSPIRATION,,, SEE YOU WHEN YOU RETURN....A FRIEND

1404 days ago
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r.schildt    

Mysteria you are so right. Many of not most adults has had suicidal thoghts sometimes, a few attepmt and still many less, very few do-Michael was in a good mood still after the clock struck 12 (24) on 6/25 2009.Little did he know he would be dead in hrs only. I know for a fact that is is a doctors duty to keep all meds out of reach from an obtunded and confused patient. He may also have overhydrated michael, note the weight diffwerences, 108lb(so I have been told) to 136lb at autopsy.
Water is a poison in excess.-murray is handled with silk gloves, and why only one charge? He malpracticed grossly from daY ONE.Not referring michael to an ER that morning is also gross malpractice.-I live faraway and can do little, but murray must not get off, even if he was the last link in the killing. BUT he had the letters MD after his name. Please sign the Petition for revoking his license , at "This is Not It site.

1401 days ago
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r.schildt    

Why all the lies and changing the story if you are innocent
INNOCENT is the last thing murray is.Why only one carge, he did MANY,MANY WRONGS while Michals personal physician.
His personal murderer he was.

1401 days ago
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r.schildt    

murray´s malpractice insurance company is very clear :murray was never authorized to give anybody propofol.It was not necessary for judge Pastor to say that,murray knew it anyway.
Several other dr´s had refused the task before murray took it on.

1401 days ago
895.

Babe    

Michael is alive.This is like a circus, really...nothing we read or hear is the truth.We will find out soon what really is going on, I'm sure of it.If this Murray really killed MJ and I'm wrong that he is alive, what is he doing on the streets like this, why he's not in jail? It's absurd.Come back MJ , please.

1386 days ago
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lynn    

i was'nt there,so i cant say what happened but,i do believe that michael was murdered and dr.conrad was paid to kill him.

1353 days ago
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Connie Collins    

Conrad did too much wrong in attending Michael Jackson for him not to be guilty of murder.This man is suppose to be a cardiologist. He did not do CPR correctly which was critical to keeping MJ alive till EMs got there. Conrad was a hired gun period to kill MJ. A responsible doc would have put med vial up after giving injection anyway. MJ taking other drugs has no consequence in MJ death because on this day MJ was in Conrad's care which makes Conrad guilty period.

1340 days ago
898.

Khate sucks    

There would have to be MJ's fingerprints on the bottle!

1338 days ago
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dianaisadumbass    

MICHAELS JACKSON IS DEAD!!!

1338 days ago
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kenny    


Mike probably did inject himself cause he wanted more sleep,
Its not hard to figure how to pour a drop in an IV.
Conrad was guilty of having these drugs and illegally distributing them, So now how do you explain it anyway.

It's like Chris Brown saying the B hit me first or Tiger saying she knocked me out !

1338 days ago
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