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Michael Jackson -- The Eyes Have It

4/6/2010 4:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Michael Jackson's eyes could be powerful evidence in favor of Dr. Conrad Murray.

Michael Jackson -- The Eyes Have It

TMZ broke the story -- Dr. Murray's lawyers will argue Jackson accidentally killed himself by self-injecting a lethal dose of Propofol into his bloodstream. As we reported, Dr. Murray says he left the bedroom for a short time, came back in and saw Michael with his eyes wide open and pupils dilated.

Medical experts who spoke with TMZ say if a patient is sleeping and dies of an overdose, their eyes most likely would not be open. The defense position -- Jackson woke up when Murray was out of the room, became frustrated he couldn't sleep, grabbed the Propofol bottle and "pushed it" -- killing himself.

If a jury believes Jackson's eyes were open, they could also believe Jackson was awake and, perhaps, capable of grabbing the Propofol bottle which was on the nightstand.

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Walter    

But after checking for a pulse, the next thing that you would do to check for life would be to look at pupil dilation. To do so, you would have to raise the eyelids.

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onemorething    

assisted suicide perhaps

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UGGGGHHH    

high

1474 days ago
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Steve    

What does it matter if Michael pushed the propofol himself or not? This is a drug used for anesthesia, to put people to sleep for surgery, administered by anesthesioligists, not family doctors, and should not be anywhere near someone's home!!!! This guy should be in jail for years!

1474 days ago
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john    

that picture is creepy.

1474 days ago
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jeanine -houston, tx    

TMZ CUT THE B.S. PLZ!

1474 days ago
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Ben    

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Wanda    

Very plausible theory... all they have to do is put some DOUBT in the jury's mind.

Jackson was a hope to die drug addict and he got his wish..

Be careful what you wish for.. you might just get it!!--Burma Shave

1474 days ago
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danger baby    

I agree Jeanine, this is flimsy evidence, at best. Someone with a medical background posted here that after death the eyes will open ON THEIR OWN. Which means MJ was probably deceased far longer than Murray is admitting. That is what the paramedics reportedly believed, that he was deceased, and had been for some time before they got there. And whose word besides Murrays do we have that this is how MJ was found? No one's. Alvarez was not in the room at the time Murray first saw MJ.

1474 days ago
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THINK TANK    

The doctor provided the ways and means of death plus also was giving those means illegally in the wrong setting.IT is a non-defence defence and anyone who thinks it has a change has no legal knowledge what soever.TMZ TIZ is blowin smoke rings out of it`s GAY mofia lady kickin tassys.Lest show the moobs not the boobs or TMZ is so gay mofia that thats all they can kick at the ladys.Sorry tassys get real lifes and give up trying to entertain the 99% of public that are nor gay.Stick it so where other than on american where is is still OK not to be a HO HO MO MO kicking at females for a living

1474 days ago
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Ugh    

What a crock of horse sh#t ! .... Murray is a murderer. PERIOD !

1474 days ago
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barb    

Hmmmm, not so according to Murray's legal team:


Conrad Murray legal team denies defense strategy reports in Jackson death case
by Simon Vozick-Levinson
http://popwatch.ew.com/2010/04/05/conrad-murray-michael-jackson-case/

UPDATE: CNN reports that Murray’s case was assigned to a new judge
at today’s procedural hearing. The hearing which was to decide
whether Murray’s medical license would be suspended has been
postponed.

A representative for Dr. Conrad Murray’s legal team categorically
denies TMZ.com’s report over the weekend that the physician plans
to argue that Michael Jackson injected himself with a fatal dose of propofol. “That is in no way indicative of what we are going to be presenting in court,” Miranda Sevcik, a spokesperson for Murray and his attorney Edward Chernoff, tells EW. “I don’t know who [TMZ's] sources are. They did not name them.” (TMZ cited “multiple sources familiar with the strategy” for its report.)

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kymberly    

I'm a nurse and alot of people who die...will have open eyes.

1474 days ago
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danger baby    

Did the girlfriend in Houston hear Dr. Murray taking a leak while they were on the phone? If she did not, Murray is telling another lie.

1474 days ago
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Lee Lee    

OMG .....This is total BS. What next Murray....He walked downstairs and got his beet juice, walked upstairs,peed in his jar, filled himself with propofol and you found him with his eyes open. Gee if he could inject himself with propofol your job would be redundant wouldn't it???? He was clearly paying you $149,000 a month too much! What a creep you are Murray.

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