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People vs. Dr. Conrad Murray

1/11/2011 7:57 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Prosecution Rests in Murray Case

0111_murray_jackson_prelimThe prosecution has ended its case in the Conrad Murray preliminary hearing after 6 days of testimony.

The defense filed a motion to dismiss, which is routine.  It will almost certainly be denied.

Judge Michael Pastor has taken a recess.  It's virtually certain that Dr. Murray will be ordered to stand trial.

The Deputy Attorney General who represents the Medical Board of California is in the courtroom.  We're told he will ask the judge to suspend Murray's license to practice medicine.


Conrad Murray Manslaughter Hearing

Murray Commited Homicide Even If MJ Injected Himself
Updated 1/11/11 at 10:57am

0111-conrad_prelimA doctor for the L.A. County Coroner's Office just testified ... even if Michael Jackson injected himself with the fatal dose of Propofol, Dr. Murray is still guilty of homicide.

Dr. Christopher Rogers testified he believes Dr. Murray had no business administering Propofol outside a hospital setting, particularly without the appropriate medical equipment.  Rogers said given Michael's dependence on Propofol and the fact that Murray left him alone in the room with access to the drug constitutes a homicide.
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Coroner Doesn't Believe Dr. Murray's Story
Updated 1/11/11 at 10:26am

0111_jackson_prelimA doctor for the L.A. County Coroner's Office testified he doesn't believe Dr. Murray only gave Michael Jackson 25mg of Propofol.

Without saying Murray lied to cops during his interview two days after MJ died, Dr. Christopher Rogers testified if Murray were correct about the 25mg of Propofol, Jackson would have awakened after 3 to 5 minutes of sleep.

Rogers also testified he doesn't believe Jackson swallowed Propofol.  The defense laid the groundwork for this theory yesterday, because small amounts of the drug were found in Jackson's stomach.

And Rogers said he believes it's inappropriate to use Propofol for insomnia and that Murray's care was "substandard."
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Murray to Cops:  Michael Begged Me For Propofol
Updated 1/10/11 at 4:55pm

0110_michael_jackson_conrad_murray_prelimIn some of the most dramatic testimony to date, an LAPD detective testified Dr. Conrad Murray told him Michael Jackson "begged" him for Propofol shortly before he died.

LAPD Robbery Homicide Detective Orlando Martinez testified about an interview he conducted with Dr. Murray two days after MJ died.  Martinez said Murray told him the night before Jackson died he was having trouble sleeping.  Murray said he was trying to ween Jackson off of Propofol -- a drug he was giving MJ almost every night for two months.

Murray told Martinez he was giving Jackson a variety of other drugs, beginning sometime after 1AM, to no avail.  Jackson then said if he didn't get to sleep he would cancel rehearsal.

Murray said he was feeling "pressure" from MJ to give him something to help him sleep, and Jackson was begging for Propofol.  Murray claims he gave him a reduced dose, with Michael's help.  As TMZ has reported many times before, Murray said MJ liked to "push in the Propofol himself and that other doctors let him do it."

Murray went to the bathroom for 2 minutes, came back and claims he saw MJ wasn't breathing.
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Defense: Michael Jackson Drank Propofol
Updated 1/10/11 at 2:53pm

0107_propofol_prelimMichael Jackson may have drank himself to death by consuming a juice box laced with Propofol -- at least that's what Conrad Murray's defense team suggested in court today.

Murray's attorney, J. Michael Flanagan, was questioning a Senior Criminalist from the L.A. County Coroner's Office about the 70 grams of fluid found in MJ's stomach at the time of the autopsy ... fluid that tested positive for traces of Propofol.

Flanagan noted the presence of a juice box on MJ's nightstand ... and asked if it had been tested for Propofol ... raising the possibility that MJ was sippin' on the anesthetic shortly before he died.

The criminalist testified he had not tested the juice box.

So what's Flanagan's point? He might be suggesting that MJ was secretly self-administering his Propofol ... which would support Murray's defense theory that MJ accidentally caused his own overdose.
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Dr. Murray Ordered a Boatload of Propofol for MJ
Updated 1/10/11 at 12:05pm

0110_murray_vid_launch_prelim_3A pharmacist Dr. Murray used to order Propofol just testified the doctor ordered box after box of the drug in the two months before Michael Jackson's death.

Tim Lopez, a pharmacist at Applied Pharmacy Services in Las Vegas, said beginning on April 6, 2009, Dr. Murray began ordering large quantities of Propofol. On that date, he ordered 10 single dose vials.

Murray, who had the drugs sent to his girlfriend's Santa Monica home where he was living, also ordered boxes of the drug on April 28 -- 4 boxes and each of the boxes had 10 100ml vials.

Later that month, Murray ordered 20 vials of midazolam and 20 vials of lorazepam.

On May 12, Murray ordered 4 boxes of Propofol, along with 2 trays of midazolam.

On June 10, Murray ordered 4 boxes of Propofol, and 2 20ml Propofol.
 
In all, Murray ordered 255 vials of Propofol in the two months -- including 130 vials of Propofol in 100ml doses and another 125 vials of Propofol in 20ml vials.
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Judge: Murray's iPhone Admissible as Evidence

Updated 1/10/11 at 10:35am

0110_iphone_prelimJudge Michael Pastor ruled this morning that recently obtained data from Dr. Conrad Murray's iPhone is admissible as evidence.

Murray's attorney, Ed Chernoff, referenced the items in question ... a few voicemails and 12 screenshots.  He was not more specific.

The prosecution has used phone records to create a timeline showing what Murray did the day Michael Jackson died.
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Siggisis    

Justice for our Michael!!!

1336 days ago
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TXluvsMJ2    

This information isn't new. Sounds like it's going to be a long, drawn-out trial.

1336 days ago
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Hardy    

Only one hand? -_-;

This has got to be a joke.

1336 days ago
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fordtocarr    

I HATE HATE HATE THIS THAT MICHAEL'S NAME IS ASSOCIATED WITH ANY OF THIS WICKEDNESS. Evil is still chasing the goodness he did in the world and thank goodness we have his words of kindness in his music forever. This Dr. will get off with this and in doing so, darken the message Michael gave to the world to unite in love through his music. It is all in the plan, we must believe in Michael's plan. But, I hate it all.

1336 days ago
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nancy    

MICHEAL I LOVE YOU!!!, JUSTICE PLEASE.

1336 days ago
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Arwen    

Where's Alberto Alvarez? Let talk about his call. Where did he call?

1336 days ago
8.

Friend?    

Justice for Michael!

This shouldn´t have happened in the first place. Put a patient under Propofol at home, unbelievable, never heard of that before!

1336 days ago
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WillOTheWisp    


I TOLD CHA SO!!!

1336 days ago
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WillOTheWisp    


Kenny, tell the truth, and nothing but the truth, so help you God!!!

We want JUSTICE for Michael!!!

1336 days ago
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aston    

Odd. It's obvious Murray delayed calling 911, hid propofol etc, but didn't they manage to get MJ's heart beating for ten minutes at the hospital? Did the prosecutor mean "brain dead"?

I hope the prosecutor doesn't scr*w things up.

1336 days ago
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Arwen    

Kenny, where they were garbage bins on Saturday, June 20, 2009?

1336 days ago
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dd    

Conrad The Hit Man!

1336 days ago
14.

dinah    

MICHAEL I LOVE YOU MOST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1336 days ago
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nadia    

im AGREE the people that say mj is alive .... WHAT KINDA STUPID **** IS THIS ??? ... WHY DID DR.CONRAD MURRAY PERFORM CPR WITH ONE HAND .. bull**** .... and CONRAD MURRAY IS CARDIOLOGISTS ... HOW DID HE TAKE MEDICINE THAT ANESTHESIOLOGISTS could ONLY PRESCRIBE ??? .... i think mj is out there somewhere the details are ridiculous!!!....

i love you mj baby ... ~~and the mj haters ARE ****ING OBSESSED WITH MJ ..they are in love with him..... smh ... if you dont like mj dont comment ..dumb bastards ~~

1336 days ago
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