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Dr. Murray Targets Arnie Klein in MJ Death

9/15/2010 6:12 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Conrad Murray is going after Michael Jackson's longtime physician and friend, Dr. Arnold Klein, claiming Klein is at least partly to blame for the singer's death and should be a defendant in Joe Jackson's wrongful death lawsuit.

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In legal papers filed today and obtained by TMZ ... Dr. Murray challenges Joe Jackson's decision not to name Dr. Klein as one of the physicians allegedly responsible for his son's death.

In the new docs, Murray quotes from Joe's lawsuit, "Dr. Klein may have been medicating Michael Jackson up until or even beyond June 18, 2009, less than one week before Michael Jackson's death."

And Murray continues quoting from Joe's lawsuit that Dr. Klein "prescribed or may have over medicated Michael Jackson including to such point that AEG Live, LLC had to hire Dr. Murray in order to separate Michael Jackson from Arnold Klein."

And Murray goes on to quote Joe's lawsuit which claims "AEG Live, LLC read Michael Jackson the proverbial 'riot act' to get him to stop subjecting himself to overmedication by Dr. Arnold Klein."

So with all that, Dr. Murray concludes, "The plaintiff [Joe Jackson] does not explain why, given these allegations, Dr. Arnold Klein is not a required party to be added to accord proper relief."

In other words ... why didn't Joe sue Arnie?

As TMZ first reported, Dr. Klein shot Michael full of Demerol -- 51 injections in a 3-month span, right up until the week of his death.

Dr. Murray also points the finger at other doctors who treated Michael Jackson, citing TMZ stories revealing that 7 doctors other than Murray were fueling MJ with meds at or near the time of his death.

Murray's team also asked the court to dismiss Joe's wrongful death lawsuit -- claiming Jackson doesn't have the right to file because he's not a beneficiary of MJ's estate.


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46.

pauline    

Nice try Murray... but it's not going to work. Demerol had nothing to do with Michael's death. Murray and his team can point fingers all they want, but at the end of the day it was an "Acute Propofol Intoxication" that killed Michael

1311 days ago
47.

dominque    

So what if Joe is not an beneficiary in MJ will we all know that Blanca is thief and he shouldnt be making decisions about MJs estate what it boils down to is the Children would be getting what they deserve.

As far as MUrray you killed him you were the last man standing regardless of who was over medicating. . Klein and all the other should be investigated for what they were doing also I do not trust klein. Go for it JOe Jackson you never robbed your son.

1311 days ago
48.

shamon    

Rest in peace, Michael.

Missing you always.
XO

1311 days ago
49.

HumanNature    

Dr Death

You have a BIG PROBLEM!!!!

1) PAPA JOE HAS EVERY RIGHT TO SUE, MJ WAS/IS HIS SON

2) YOU GAVE THE FOLLOWING DRUGS TO MJ

* Propofol, also known by the trade name Diprivan is widely known as a risky drug, and it is generally administered only in a controlled medical setting due to the dangers it poses.

* Lorazepam, sold under the brand names Ativan and Temesta, is one of a class of drugs known as benzodiazepines, which include Valium. They are often used to allay anxiety when given as pills and can be administered intravenously before surgery to relax patients.

* Diazepam, the generic version of Valium, was also found in Jackson's blood.

* Midazolam is a sedative similar to propofol that is used to make patients drowsy, but not unconscious, during procedures.

* Lidocaine, also known as Xylocaine, is a painkiller that can be injected to numb an area before surgery.

* Ephedrine is a stimulant and decongestant, similar to the ingredients in the over-the-counter pill Sudafed and also to the illegal "upper" methamphetamine. Many states now control over-the-counter distribution of drugs like Sudafed that contain pseudoephedrine because it can be used to make illegal
drugs.

ONLY YOU AND AEG ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MJ's DEATH!!!!!

1311 days ago
50.

nita    

Love you MJ!

1311 days ago
51.

~*~L.O.V.E~*~    

Like Madea said "When you gettin' "got" and somebody done "got" you and you go "get" them, when you get 'em everybody's gon' get got."

Love

1311 days ago
52.

mary    

Now I understand why Dr. Klein said that MJ was gay. It was to
justify why MJ went so many times to his medical office.
What a shame Dr. klein!!!!!
The real history is that he was giving him drugs.
Dr. Klein knows how to betray a "friend", to save himself.
MJ body was full of Demerol and Murray gave him the letal dose.

1311 days ago
53.

Liza-Jane    

You people are just spitting in the wind!! You do not know MJ or the doctor's!! So give it up, Why in the world would youget on here and say all this bull **** if you knew him for real!?
You are typing only what you have read or seen on television, so don't make it like he was your BFF because anyone that has any sense will know betterHell they are still trying to figure out what really happened and they will really never know, the blame is being shifted from one to the other,so just believe what you want to believe but don't expect others to buy it when it is only your opinion!!

1311 days ago
55.

Cecilia    

MURRAY IS GUILTY...GUILTY...GUILTY !!!

PROPOFOL killed Michael....Murray IGNORED the amount entering Michael as Murray talked on the phone....then told police there was NO phone to call for help....then hid.....then went back to the house to retrieve, hide OR steal something.....

It DOESN"T matter what went on BEFORE Murray got with Michael.....why does anyone think Michael was looking for an anesthesiologist ???? Why was Michael's body full of NEEDLE MARKS ???

BECAUSE MURRAY WAS ADMINISTERING WRONG !! AND PROBABLY WAS TOO LAZY TO WANT TO MONITOR PROPERLY ! AND I'M SURE HE FAILED TO MONITER PROPERLY MANY TIMES BEFORE THIS TRAGEDY...

#$%@&^*x%#@ that LIEING DOCTOR !!!!

1311 days ago
56.

yvonne akers    

Whether it is Conrad Murray or the Jackson Family someone needs to go after Dr. Arnie Klein. There is something not right about his whole relationship with Michael. What competent doctor would give a patient numerous injections of Demoral over such a short period of time. If a patient needed that much pain medicine than something had to be really wrong and a better form a treatment investigated. What friend would spread damaging reports after a person after they had died. Go back and listen to the interview between Harry and Dr. Klein. Klein keeps telling Harry all the great things he has done working with heroin addicts. He didn't mention it once but several times. If Klein has nothing to hide then he shouldn't have to keep tooting his own horn to let us know how great he is. His reputation should speak for itself. If he has worked with addicts then he should be able to recognize an addict and prescribe the right help. Not by giving them more drugs to keep them happy. Michael Jackson was a real human being who it seems was treated as an object to perform to make "someone" some money.

1311 days ago
57.

Moonbeam    

And even if AEG had given Dr. Murray certain equipment he requested, if any of said equipment was for monitoring MJ while he was undergoing procedures that never should be done outside a hospital anyway, wouldn't AEG have had even more liability? I kind of doubt if Mrs. Jackson's suit is going to go anywhere, but I'm not a lawyer. However, seems to be me she's trying every way possible, including her book, film, etc., to bring more money into her household when MJ left her plenty. I have a feeling maybe it's because it was left only for her use in her lifetime and any left over will go to MJ's children. She seems to be trying to pull some money in that she has control of and can distribute to other family members (possibly even Joe). Just guessing -- but it looks like that. Unless she's just so grief-stricken that she wants revenge against anyone whom she holds accountable, which I can understand.

1311 days ago
58.

Moonbeam    

Dr. Klein did not withhold vital information from paramedics who were trying to revive MJ!!!

1311 days ago
59.

Moonbeam    

Dr. Klein did not withhold vital information from paramedics who were trying to revive MJ!!!

1311 days ago
60.

mspaap    

IT IS MY OPINION, AND THE TIMELINE OF MURRAYS ACTIONS SHOW HE NOT ONLY KILLED MICHAEL HE MADE SURE HE WAS DEAD BEFORE CALLING FOR HELP.

NO CARDIAC DOCTOR IGNORES CALLING 911 RIGHT AWAY WHEN A PATIENT GOES INTO CARDIAC ARREST AND DOESN'T TELL ANYONE HE'S GIVEN THE MAN AN OVERDOSE OF A HEART STOPPING DRUG.. GEESH!

IN MY OPINION THIS MAN WAITED ALMOST AN HOUR TO DIAL 911FOR HELP

I CANNOT BELIEVE THE MAN IS STILL PRACTICING MEDICINE, HASN'T BEEN TRIED AND IS ONLY BEING CHARGED WITH A SLAP ON THE WRIST FOR KILLING ONE A MAN WHO LIVED TO LOVE AND HELP OTHERS.

ARNIE KLEIN IS JUST WEIRD AND IN MY OPINION YOU CAN'T TRUST THIS MAN ANY FURTHER THAN YOU CAN THROW HIM!(NO ONE CAN ARGUE THAT HE CAN'T BE THROWN FAR OR AT ALL *SMILE

KATHERINE SHOULD SUE HIS SORRY A*SS TOO AND ALL THE REST WHO HELPED MURDER THIS MAN. SOMETHING TELLS ME SHE AND OTHER MEMBERS OF HER FAMILY WILL GO AFTER THEM ALL SOONER OR LATER.
UNTIL THEN, LET THEM SWEAT WAITING.
MICHAEL IS IN GOD'S HANDS NOW. ITS THE SAFEST PLACE FOR ANY OF US. THANK GOD FOR JESUS BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN BE SO CRUEL AND EVIL!

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