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Michael Jackson Manslaughter Prelim - 30 Witnesses

12/28/2010 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned more than 2 dozen witnesses will testify at  Dr. Conrad Murray's preliminary hearing in the Michael Jackson manslaughter case.

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Sources say the prelim will last roughly 2 weeks and approximately 30 witnesses will be called.

We're told there won't be a "Perry Mason" moment -- instead, prosecutors will lay out their case, piece by piece, to show Dr. Murray acted recklessly by medicating Michael with Propofol and other drugs at his home the day he died.

Sources say the witnesses include various medical experts, as well as 3 LAPD detectives who investigated the case.

And, we're told, prosecutors will present more evidence than in a typical manslaughter case, because the legal theory here is novel -- that a doctor committed a homicide in the treatment of a patient.


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Scott    

He knew he should not do cpr on the bed but I fear at that point MJ was long gone. I think he continued cpr to confuse the time of death, kinda goes hand in hand with him cranking up the heat in MJ's room......

1397 days ago
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bring back recent posts    

MJ was going to die regardless and ONLY at the hands of himself for being a drug addict, so he was rich and could afford the hired help to assist, just bad luck Murray took the job, would have been another doc had he not accepted the poor choice and request of Mj

1397 days ago
19.

jj    

SADLY - YOU SHOULD READ THE EVIDENCE - that autopsy report before you make such a irresponsible statement!

SADLY - because MJ is gone . .. the autopsy report ONLY confirms what MJ's other medical exam report showed months just prior when he went through rigorous testing and exam for insurance policy for "This is It" concert series.

NO INSURANCE COMPANY is going to insure someone for millions and millions of dollars if they have a "serious drug problem" or show any sign of drug problem whatsoever.

PLEASE be informed ANNIE before you carelessly make such STUPID comments!

MJ was mistreated with LIES most of his adult life. It is so unfair.

This should be a MURDER trial and NOT a MANSLAUGHTER trial.

YOU are listening to much to OPRAH who KNOWS the truth and facts but, refuses to tell them because of her jealously of MJ!

Fans and supporters of Michael's are his voice now and we aren't going to let people like you or Oprah tell lies or make careless comments about MJ anymore.

I ask that you please go and read facts about this wonderful - giving man!!!

1397 days ago
20.

jj    

SADLY - YOU SHOULD READ THE EVIDENCE - that autopsy report before you make such a irresponsible statement!

SADLY - because MJ is gone . .. the autopsy report ONLY confirms what MJ's other medical exam report showed months just prior when he went through rigorous testing and exam for insurance policy for "This is It" concert series.

NO INSURANCE COMPANY is going to insure someone for millions and millions of dollars if they have a "serious drug problem" or show any sign of drug problem whatsoever.

PLEASE be informed ANNIE before you carelessly make such STUPID comments!

MJ was mistreated with LIES most of his adult life. It is so unfair.

This should be a MURDER trial and NOT a MANSLAUGHTER trial.

YOU are listening to much to OPRAH who KNOWS the truth and facts but, refuses to tell them because of her jealously of MJ!

Fans and supporters of Michael's are his voice now and we aren't going to let people like you or Oprah tell lies or make careless comments about MJ anymore.

I ask that you please go and read facts about this wonderful - giving man!!!

1397 days ago
21.

55587crosby    

Sue AEG, they're the ones who are responsible! And Sony as well they made so much money off of his death it's obviously a conspiracy! Michael said many times that "they" were gonna kill him and it's become obvious that Murray was a scapegoat. The higher ups of the music industry killed him! Justice has to be served!

1397 days ago
22.

Vault101    

MJ was a drug addict. I know people are trying to find away around this and place blame some where else. But MJ killed himself with his own hand. Don't let your joy of his music blind you from the truth.

1397 days ago
23.

bob    

hey, if mj was paying you the money he was paying that doc you would of given him anything he wanted also, so that doc shouldnt be charged with anything

1397 days ago
24.

Bubbles The Chimp    

The doctor is just the scapegoat. A whole group of docs and pharmacists show go down along with this guy.

1397 days ago
25.

iloveMJ    

this doctor is not an anesthesiologist,he's not allowed to inject anethesia. anesthesia is not a medicine to treat insomnia...
he must go to jail, pay for what he did to MJ.

1397 days ago
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nan    

Would be nice of TMZ to give a portion of the profits they make off MJ to charity......oh wait a sec that would mean they had a concious....my bad.

Posted at 10:20 AM on Dec 28, 2010 by Scott

LOL Scott..maybe they would give to an std cause..its the least they can do after the people they screw on a daily basis...
i think aeg is paying his defense because they figure it is more cost effective then settling.
a also think , since murray seems to be a gambling man, he will got to trial because even if he lost , it wouldnt be that much for him..after all , these lawyers arent costing him anything, they are very capable ..he will take his chances rather then give up any pertinent info..
the thing that bothers me is all the years of tabloid stories that people have heard over and over and now pass as some semblance of truth..
mj was after all put on trial and national enquirer/tabloid stories were brought up in court...even sneddon believed them...old fool..yes they were shot down in court but that message didnt necessarily get through o the general public..
i am sure this defense is counting on these things to distract from the man that was SUPPOSED to be in the room monitoring his patient..
bottom line for me is if this dr was doing his job and took it seriously, this situation would NEVER have happened..

1397 days ago
27.

Siggisis    

hey, if mj was paying you the money he was paying that doc you would of given him anything he wanted also, so that doc shouldnt be charged with anything

Posted at 10:55 AM on Dec 28, 2010 by bob

I can see that many people think like you. But personally I don´t get this logic AT ALL.
So you also think that street drug dealers should walk free? The people behind who make tons of money off of people´s deadly addictions?
Or if I asked you to put a bullet through my head - and you did, you should not be punished for murder?

1397 days ago
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Annie     

First of all jj, I AM informed. Do you watch TMZ Live? Even Harvey says there is much evidence of MJ's drug use/problem, and that more doctors are involved.

1397 days ago
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Annie     

I am not anti-MJ. I only stated what I know to be a fact, hence the word "sadly" in my post.

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